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 wider safety community as well as providing a year on year comparison for much of the key statistics.
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 deploy it where chemical hazards are suspected or in evidence.
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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 has once again been raised.
The rules that govern the temperature of indoor workplace are covered by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.
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These days, job hunting involves submitting your CV across a number of platforms in order to maximise your chances of securing your ideal job. You will usually be required to submit your CV via email or a web form on an employer or agency website. It’s all very familiar to anyone who […]
A cover letter is one of the most underused tools in the arsenal of the job seeker. While your CV is the place to outline the key aspects of your education and experience, your cover letter is your opportunity to directly relate your skills and experience to the job description in advance […]
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 “What Kind of CV Are You Submitting?” »
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 presentation right to maximise your chances of success.
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 safe escape by offering suitable escape plans and equipment, such as an evacuation chair. Continue reading “What You Need To Know About Evacuation Chairs” »
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 a legal screen and for some years very judicial. It is already very difficult to find Health & Safety Advisors who have not passed through a court due to some accident.
It is a great paradox where the people most concerned with Health and Safety are the most aggrieved by the system.
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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 when you don’t make a habit of telling complete strangers how wonderful you are! The good news is that there are some really simple things you can do (and avoid) to maximise your chances of securing your next health and safety job. Continue reading “Preparing for an Interview” »