Language – A barrier to safety?

Every business knows that preparation and training is imperative when it comes to protecting your workers and complying with the law. However, what happens if your workforce has difficulty understanding your policies and procedures? In this special guest investigation, we explore the cultural barriers experienced by non-English speaking employees and the implications this could have... Continue Reading →

Top ten workplace safety posts 2013

As well as a time for making (and breaking!) resolutions, New Year is a great time to look back at the previous year and take stock. 2013 was an exciting year for safety, with changes to RIDDOR reporting and the driver CPC deadline hitting the headlines. In fact nearly 250,000 of you stopped by RoSPA’s... Continue Reading →

Reformed racer – Undercover in a speed awareness course

Now, I’m no boy racer – never have been. My car doesn’t have racing stripes, tinted windows, or bucket seats; my number plate isn’t personalised, and if it was it certainly wouldn’t read: V FA5T. So, before I started working at RoSPA, doing a speed awareness course had never really crossed my mind. Like most... Continue Reading →

Carrot Vs Stick: An employer’s guide to motivating staff

Imprisonment, astronomical fines, closed businesses and, most tragically, lost lives – with so much at stake, it should be easy to get everyone excited about workplace safety. And yet somehow, no matter how loud you shout about the appalling consequences, the destroyed families and the ruined lives, the response is always the same. A shrug... Continue Reading →

The RoSPA Awards: Why a great safety record really IS something to crow about!

We all know the cost accidents can have on society – but have you thought about the toll it can take on your business? Last year, the HSE put the total cost of workplace accidents, illness and absences at a staggering £14 billion – and that’s excluding the cost of cancer from workers exposed to... Continue Reading →

Office workers: is your job killing you?

Here in the UK, nearly one in three employees work in an office of some description – around 10 million of us in total. While work related fatalities might not be as common amongst ‘desk jockeys’ as they are in other industries (see our shocking safety statistics infographic for more info) far too many people... Continue Reading →

DOs and DON’Ts for the NEBOSH Practical

As the name implies, Unit NGC3: Health and Safety Practical Application allows you to demonstrate your NEBOSH NGC1 and NGC2 accumulated knowledge by applying it to real examples from within your place of work. It’s where the theory becomes a reality, and where you get to see what risk reductions your knowledge can bring about.... Continue Reading →

Making the break: a new career in health and safety

As our recent Backstage Pass interview explored, a career in health and safety can be a rich and rewarding journey. However, despite the enormous range of opportunities available, some people are still unsure of how to get a job in health and safety. As the oldest and most trusted name in the industry, some of... Continue Reading →

RoSPA’s NEBOSH Student of the Year

When it comes to professional accreditation, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents represents the gold standard in both training and qualifications. With this in mind we decided to present a new award this year, designed to recognise the top RoSPA student from all of our NEBOSH accredited courses. With such a high standard,... Continue Reading →

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