How to improve work stress and fatigue in a busy working environment

Stress and fatigue at work is caused by a number of things but predominantly comes down to situations where the requirements of your job outweigh your available resources. A range of factors can contribute to stress in a working environment including: working long hours, no job satisfaction, low levels of control, job insecurity, conflict, bullying and discrimination. Being stressed or [...]

By |May 8th, 2017|Categories: Health|0 Comments

Dealing With Dangerous Chemicals: How To Ensure You’re Protected

There’s clearly a big risk associated with handling some of the substances that are deployed by businesses in an industrial setting. Jobs in manufacturing, engineering, medical and chemical research and many other fields could, without due care and attention, put workers in harm’s way. That’s why businesses must ensure they’re doing all they can to be protected against the potential [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: Equipment|0 Comments

How to Prepare for a Career in Health and Safety

Every employer in the UK has health and safety responsibilities as do many other organizations, in particular those which allow the public onto premises which they manage. This means that there are numerous opportunities for those wishing to make a career in this area. There does, however, seem to be some confusion about how to get the proverbial foot in [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Guest Post|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Health and Safety Practices in Construction

Health and Safety is imperative in any industry, but in construction it’s even more important. Following the correct practices can be the difference between life and death. Here is everything that you need to know about health and safety whilst working in the construction industry. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Health and Safety Practices in Construction” »

By |March 14th, 2017|Categories: Guest Post|0 Comments

How to Work Safely at Height: 5 Essential Tips

Whether you’re clearing a gutter or your employees are working on a roof, any tasks completed above the ground must be conducted carefully with health and safety firmly in mind. Even the shortest fall can result in serious injury, while more significant falls can even result in fatalities. Continue reading “How to Work Safely at Height: 5 Essential Tips” »

By |February 6th, 2017|Categories: Guest Post|0 Comments

What Health and Safety Professionals Need to Know About Defibrillators

As a health and safety officer it is your job to ensure that a culture of safety is present at your workplace. That means ensuring regulations are adhered to and procedures reviewed when necessary, safety inspections and equipment inspections are carried out, and other duties that work towards keeping employees and visitors safe are completed. Continue reading “What Health and [...]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Guest Post|Tags: |0 Comments

What do Companies Look for in a Health and Safety Manager?

One of the most important aspects of being successful in a health and safety manager role is experience in health and safety. However, experience does not count for everything, so we’ve taken a look at the other common key skills and competencies required to be a great health and safety manager. Continue reading “What do Companies Look for in a [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: Guest Post|Tags: , |0 Comments

Infographic: Health and Safety Statistics 2015/16

Following on the success of our 2014/15 health and safety infographic, we have analysed the 2015/16 annual safety stats and are pleased to provide this year’s infographic which we hope will not only improve the accessibility of the stats reported on in the HSE’s own PDF but make some of the information hidden inside their supporting Excel documents more visible to the [...]

Chemical Safety Head To Toe

The importance of appropriate Chemical Hazard PPE When operating in an area where there is a possibility or likelihood of chemical hazard, employees must be provided with appropriate chemical safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as standard. They must also know how to wear it correctly and understand its purpose. Once provided with chemical PPE it is the employee’s responsibility to [...]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Guest Post|0 Comments

Workplace temperature: What employers need to know

It may not happen very often, but when the UK is sweltering in a heatwave it’s not always everyone’s idea of paradise. If you’ve ever been stuck on the London Underground on a particularly hot summer’s day, you’ll know the feeling! As the UK has just ‘enjoyed’ the hottest September day in over 100 years, the issue of workplace temperature [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: Guest Post|0 Comments

What Kind of CV Are You Submitting?

If you are like the majority of job seekers and submit the same CV to every health and safety job application, then this blog post is for you. There are two types of CV’s which you might submit; the ‘speculative’ and ‘targeted’. Knowing which version of your CV to use will help to improve your chances of success. Continue reading [...]

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: CV/Resume|Tags: |0 Comments

CV Tips for Health and Safety Job Applications

Your CV is the single most important tool at your disposal in the job market and it has a big job to do. It needs to summarise a lifetime of personal knowledge, personality traits and achievements in a single short document. No small feat. Successful job applications start with your CV, so it’s essential to get both the content and [...]

By |August 1st, 2016|Categories: CV/Resume|Tags: |0 Comments

What You Need To Know About Evacuation Chairs

As a Health and Safety Manager, you know that the evacuation a building in the event of an emergency is critical in ensuring the health and safety of everyone inside. This is especially important when taking into consideration that there may be people with a disability or impaired mobility in-side. It is your responsibility to ensure everybody can make a [...]

The Spanish Health & Safety System

The Spanish health and safety system is something rather complicated. First of all, to be understood, you must be conscious that their philosophical approach is paternalistic, where the focus is on what is done or not done, rather than the results and where the employer is the most responsible for it. It is a highly bureaucratized system where everything has [...]

Preparing for an Interview

Effective interview preparation will help you to secure your ideal role, progress your career and achieve your full potential. However, many people find interviews to be uncomfortable and stressful because they are being asked to discuss their personal situation in an unfamiliar environment. Perhaps you feel uneasy at the prospect of attempting to “sell yourself” to a prospective employer, particularly [...]

By |June 21st, 2016|Categories: Interviews|Tags: |0 Comments