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 →

Take a break

A recent survey has revealed that 92% of visitors are happy with the motorway service stations they visit in the UK. Motorway services can help prevent accidents and serious injuries. Taking a regular break during a long drive is vital and helps prevent accidents.

The most dangerous time to drive!

You’d probably be surprised to learn that statistically July and August are the most dangerous times to drive your car and the summer months see the most fatalities and serious injuries on Britain’s roads

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 →

The aftermath of an accident – an employer’s guide

According to the HSE, driving a vehicle for work related activities is the single most dangerous task that most of us will do on a daily basis. Of course, these are comparative levels of risk. If your job involves deep sea fishing or climbing up trees with chainsaws buzzing away, well that’s obviously pretty risky!... Continue Reading →

Speaking with Angels: What it means to be a RoSPA Guardian Angel Award winner

For over fifty years, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards have honoured organisations from around the world who have strived for the highest standards in safety. In 2014, however, they went a step further. The RoSPA Guardian Angel Award recognises those who have gone 'above and beyond' to improve the safety of others, often... Continue Reading →

Safety decision-making – Risk versus reward

Safety professionals are often accused of advocating “total safety”, or the elimination of all risk. Of course, those in the know understand that absolute safety is an impossibility and the law only requires safety measures to be taken to control risks “so far as is reasonably practicable”. This special report by RoSPA Partnership Consultant, Rodger... Continue Reading →

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