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 [...]

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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

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

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 [...]

Industrial Safety Practices That Cannot Be Ignored In Today’s Workplace

Workplace safety has become a hot-button issue in every industry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 3 million non-life threatening injuries occurred in the workplace in 2014. The good news is, that figure is 54,000 less than it was in 2013. We can quote statistics until the cows come home, but the bottom line [...]

By |June 1st, 2016|Categories: Guest Post|0 Comments

At The Sharp End Of Safety – How To Select Fall Arrest Equipment For Unique Risk Protection

The HSE, who publish detailed statistics every year regarding the number of injuries and deaths within different industries, released data last year* that stated that over 40% of all fatal injuries from 2013 to 2014 were caused as a result of falls from height. On top of this startling figure, 581 falls were recorded during that same time period which [...]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Guest Post|0 Comments

How can effective Workwear & PPE lead to a more efficient business output

What employees wear for work can have a major impact on business output. Eva Kaplan-Leiserson claims, “The way you look directly affects the way you think, feel, and act… When you dress down, you sit down-the couch potato trend. Manners break down, you begin to feel down, and you’re not as effective.” Along with work performance, employees can feel unhappy [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: Guest Post|0 Comments

Guest Post: The SEMA Safety Conference 2015

The SEMA Safety Conference 2015: Harm Reducing, Racking Inspection Training, and Drone Flying This year’s SEMA Safety Conference was a chance for different representatives from across the world of health and safety to talk about their views. The event, held on November 5th, was attended by representatives from two separate government bodies, the health and safety executive (HSE) and the [...]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Guest Post|Tags: , |0 Comments