Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Achieving Sustainable Development

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 14 July 2020 14:55:43 BST

In these days of 'Climate Emergency', many businesses are looking to reduce any negative impacts that they may have on the environment. But how does it work in practice?

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations, Environment

RoSPA, always there to support

Written by Brenig Moore MCIEH CEnvH CMIOSH on 22 June 2020 14:09:08 BST

Astutis clearly acknowledges the importance of health and safety by being a RoSPA Member. RoSPA is working diligently with its members to ensure that employees can return home safely to your families at the end of each day.

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Health and Safety Matters - Story 3

Written by Brenig Moore MCIEH CEnvH CMIOSH on 14 May 2020 09:41:22 BST

We are told that sometimes, safety procedures on construction sites can feel like an added burden. In some cases, they feel like a tick box exercise, with thoughts such as ‘it couldn't happen to me, I'm streetwise, and I know this site like the back of my hand. I won't be caught out'. However, all too often, we read stories about incidents that make us sit up and think differently.

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Health and Safety Matters - Story 2

Written by Brenig Moore MCIEH CEnvH CMIOSH on 04 May 2020 12:37:57 BST

Everyone should go home healthy from work, and we can all do the right thing by protecting the health of our colleagues in the workplace.

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Health and Safety Matters - Story 1

Written by Brenig Moore MCIEH CEnvH CMIOSH on 21 April 2020 15:46:54 BST

What’s the best way to prove training is effective? We believe it’s from hearing first-hand from the people who experience it and apply it to their day-to-day lives.

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Tags: Advice for learners

Are you sitting comfortably?

Written by Paul Shergold on 08 April 2020 08:22:11 BST

We are in unprecedented times, I never once thought that I’d be sat at work in my pyjamas!

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Tags: DSE toolkit

5 ways your company can increase its sustainability

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 16 March 2020 12:21:58 GMT

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you'll probably have noticed the growing trend towards recycling and environmental awareness. 

Luckily there are lots of different ways to help your company to get involved and become more Earth Friendly. Read on to take a look at a few easy ways to implement ideas below:

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Tags: Environment

How to study the IEMA Foundation Certificate

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 11 March 2020 10:03:32 GMT

Have you taken on more environmental responsibilities in your job and need to develop your knowledge and skills? The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is the ideal course to upskill yourself and develop a career in sustainability. The next question you may have is, how can I study this course? This post will go through the different study methods of classroom learning and online learning and the benefits of each option. With this knowledge you can weigh up the learning methods and decide what is best for you.

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Tags: Environment, "IEMA Foundation"

Keep your cool: Ten top earth-friendly tips to beat the heat

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 09 March 2020 10:54:19 GMT

The extreme heatwaves and wildfires wreaking havoc around the globe are "the face of climate change," declared many leading climate scientists, with the impacts of global warming now "playing out in real-time."

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Tags: Environment

What's more Earth Friendly? Dishwasher or Sink?

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 28 February 2020 16:27:08 GMT

The first commercial dishwasher was invented in 1887, and since then the long-standing green living debate over hand versus dishwasher lives on.

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Tags: Environment