Worker involvement: 10 super tips to increase employee engagement

When it comes to boosting health and safety performance, most managers recognise that worker involvement is the key to success. Positive relationships between employers and employees, as well as between employees themselves, pay dividends and help enhance productivity. As we all know, the best workforces are built on trust, respect and co-operation - which are... Continue Reading →

Fire safety management: 5 flaming hot tips to protect your business

While the total number of fires continues to fall in the UK, fire nevertheless remains a major risk to both households and business. In 2011-12 fire and rescue authorities attended a total of 272,000 fires, resulting in a total of 380 fire-related fatalities and 11,300 non-fatal casualties. The good news is that, according to the... Continue Reading →

The RoSPA Awards: Get the credit you deserve

It’s one of the cruel ironies of life – the smoother things are running, the less people notice. Be honest with yourself; when’s the last time you drove through a city centre and noted how effective the traffic management systems were? Or the last time you went into a shop and commented on the outstanding... 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 →

Profile of a killer: 6 surprising facts about asbestos

Nowadays, the mere mention of asbestos is enough to send a shiver of concern through most people – and rightly so. Despite updated asbestos regulations coming into force in 2012, asbestos is still the single greatest cause of UK work-related deaths and remains a source of misery and ill-health the world over. However, in recent... 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 →

Too hot to handle? Managing workplace risks in a heat wave

With a summer heatwave possibly on the way, many of us are turning our minds to BBQs and beach visits. However, for those of us unlucky enough to be stuck in work, it’s important to be aware of the additional, and potentially deadly, risks the hot weather can bring. What are the risks? Most outdoor... Continue Reading →

Under Pressure: Managing work related stress – Part 1

Some people seem to thrive on it; others go to extraordinary lengths to avoid it. Love it or loathe it, one thing for certain is that in the modern workplace, stress is an unavoidable fact of life. However, stress itself is not an illness; we all need a certain level of stress to operate. Nevertheless,... Continue Reading →

Which route to CMIOSH? NVQ 5 vs NEBOSH Diploma

Are you looking to achieve CMIOSH status and further your safety career? This table compares the two main routes - the NEBOSH Diploma, and the NVQ Level 5 Diploma . Outlining the pros and cons of each, it’s the ideal safety training guide to help you plan your next step. If you’re currently working in a  safety role, possibly (though... Continue Reading →

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