A Decade of Awards

Melissa Fazackerley, the current SHEQ Manager of Longworth Building Services Ltd, has held a succession of health and safety roles, and has recently been included among Health and Safety at Work magazine’s listing of 40 under 40 achievers – an outstanding achievement. Throughout her impressive career, there is one thing that Melissa has continually attained for each of her employers; a RoSPA Health & Safety Award.In fact, for the past 10 years, Melissa has been involved in the RoSPA Awards, encouraging her employers to enter year after year.

How having a mentor made my first Award entry easier

Following their successful involvement in the LOcHER Project over the last three years, Preston’s College has decided to take the plunge and enter into the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2019. In this short post, their Estates, Health & Safety Manager, David Foy, describes the experience… “Following a discussion with Karen McDonnell (Head of Occupational... Continue Reading →

A National Accident Prevention Strategy for England

Today, RoSPA has published Safe and active at all ages: a national strategy to prevent serious accidental injuries in England. This national accident prevention strategy for England is the culmination of several years of hard work, and the dedication of partners from a whole host of organisations including Public Health England and the Royal College... Continue Reading →

The ‘black cloud syndrome’

One of the fundamental skills of anyone responsible for fleet safety management is the ability to connect and engage with drivers in order to promote driver safety and wellbeing. However, all too often line managers are catapulted into running a fleet from another part of the business, and as a result end up focussing on... Continue Reading →

Backstage Pass: Behind the scenes with RoSPA’s H&S Manager

As part of our ever popular Backstage Pass series, we speak to people who’ve ‘made it’ in their health and safety careers, asking them to share the secrets of their success and hopefully offer some words of wisdom. This month we’re delighted to talk to Anita Gough. After all, if anybody should be able to... Continue Reading →

A RoSPA Christmas Carol – The Past, Present and Future of Workplace Safety Blog!

For many people, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is the definitive festive story. As you probably know, it tells the tale of a miserly man finding redemption thanks to a series of ghostly visits and journeys into the past and future. With the festive season upon us, we thought we’d offer our own take... Continue Reading →

Safety goes to Hollywood: What Cary Grant can teach us about risk assessments

He’s one of the most famous and celebrated actors of all time, he was an idol to millions and has an instantly recognisable voice. However, what you may not know about Hollywood legend Cary Grant is that he can teach us a lot about risk assessments! That’s right, there’s a direct link between the man... Continue Reading →

Guardian Angel Spotlight: Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery

Back in 2014, RoSPA launched their Guardian Angel Awards, celebrating individuals who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to make the world a safer place for their fellow man, woman and child. In this special post, we shine the spotlight on one of this year’s Archangels in order to illustrate exactly what it takes to make... Continue Reading →

Reading danger: How poor literacy leads to accidents in the workplace

Literacy is the ability to read, write and understand a particular language. It is the foundation of our education system. Within the workplace there are subject or industry specific literacies such as health literacy, financial literacy, computer literacy and OSH literacy. In this article, which originally appeared in RoSPA’s OS&H Journal, David Magee discusses the... Continue Reading →

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