Wet weather working – Staying safe at work

As yet another storm hits the UK , many of us will be looking forward to staying indoors until things brighten up.  For many workers however, this is simply not an option. What’s more, with wet weather comes a new set of risks – some which can be deadly. However, by following these simple steps,... Continue Reading →

Shaken and stirred: workplace disasters that stunned the world

As our recent worst industrial fires and worst nuclear disasters posts showed, when occupational disasters strike, they can be devastating. While fortunately accident statistics broadly show a decline in workplace deaths in the UK, many thousands of workers still die in accidents around the world every year, reminding us both how far we’ve come as... Continue Reading →

Time to vote: May the cheesiest grin win!

This is it... it’s your chance to decide who deserves to win a free Achievement Award Entry* to the RoSPA Awards 2015! To mark the end of this year’s awards, we’re asking you to vote for your favourite ‘RoSPA Smile’. To vote, simply click on the link below your chosen image and we’ll do the... Continue Reading →

Display screen equipment – Is your workstation set up correctly?

As we discussed in our post on DSE regulations, display screen equipment (DSE) can give rise to a variety of ill health conditions when used habitually. The most prevalent damage to users is repetitive strain injury (RSI), which is a general term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by... Continue Reading →

5 life hacks to make your workplace instantly safer

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a life hack is defined as: A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way. As occupational safety professionals, one of the most common criticisms of health and safety we hear is that it takes too long and slows... Continue Reading →

Drivers’ hours lowdown – the importance of compliance

Professional bus, coach and LGV drivers are governed by a myriad of complex rules and regulations, including the requirement to hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence license (sometimes know as Driver CPC or DCPC) and regulations surrounding drivers’ hours. This short guide will look at the current regulations and hopefully help to clear up... Continue Reading →

Princess, parent or politician – what type of manager are you?

As we explored in our employee engagement article, when it comes to boosting health and safety performance, most managers recognise that worker involvement is the key to success. A vital component in improving engagement is to ensure positive relationships between employers and employees. With this in mind we’ve put together a short article describing three... Continue Reading →

No-nonsense guide: A very brief look at workplace regulations

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was a milestone in British legal history. Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the act and the subsidiary regulations it spawned have protected millions of workers, and resulted in a sharp reduction in the numbers of occupational deaths, serious injury and ill health. Yet, despite its significance,... Continue Reading →

What is first aid at work? A simple guide to employers’ duties

For almost 100 years, RoSPA’s mission has been to prevent accidents before they happen. However, safety statistics show that things still do occasionally go wrong. As an employer you have a legal obligation to provide a duty of care to your staff, making sure that your employees receive immediate attention if they are taken ill... Continue Reading →

Sizzling fire safety statistics: the facts in numbers

When it comes to motivating staff about fire safety in the workplace, it can help to have the fire safety facts at your fingertips. After all, the latest fire legislation lays the onus firmly at the door of the employer, making courses like the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate (6500 candidates and counting) increasingly popular. And,... Continue Reading →

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