Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH

Peter is a principal Consultant at Astutis. He has over 25 years’ experience in Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality Systems, primarily in high-risk heavy engineering and civils sectors across the UK. He has a particular interest in management and behavioural safety.

Recent Posts

Examining the Safety Audit Process

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 03 April 2018 10:12:18 BST

Having worked in safety for over 25 years, I have witnessed that safety professionals are increasingly taking on a broader range of duties. Supporting activities including health, environment, training, security, and even quality.

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ISO 45001 to Bridge the Leadership Gap

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 02 October 2017 11:40:55 BST

Whatever you read, and whoever you speak to, the importance of Senior Managers and leadership for creating a successful health and safety culture is fundamental. So it begs the question why do we keep on having to say it?

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10 Steps to Conducting an Effective Health and Safety Training Needs Analysis

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 18 July 2017 11:56:30 BST

The lifeblood of any effective training programme lies in correctly identifying who needs to be trained, in what, and for what outcomes. In order that you train the right people, in the right competencies, with the right learning methods, it is important that you undertake an effective needs analysis before implementing any health and safety training programme.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Components of an Effective OHS Accountability System: part 2

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 06 December 2016 09:54:25 GMT

Last week we introduced Accountability Systems and why they are important to the modern organisation and specifically, the health and safety function. This post delves a little deeper into building a successful Occupational Safety and Health accountability system in simple to apply steps...

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Developing a Successful Accountability Structure in OHS: part 1

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 29 November 2016 11:12:57 GMT

As part of our series of posts exploring Behaviour Based Safety (BBS), this post looks at the importance of developing accountability structures in health and safety.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Behavioural Change and Performance Plateaus in Health and Safety: 3 steps to breaking through

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 08 November 2016 13:37:59 GMT

When to use Behavioural Interventions

Programmes designed to improve health and safety related behaviour typically involve some form of workplace observation of unsafe acts or conditions, with a procedure for follow-up action and reporting system. The follow-up action can be targeted at the individual, team or organisation, depending on the features of the specific programme.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Health and Safety – More than Rules and Compliance

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 14 September 2016 14:01:14 BST

 Are we considering the human element of health and safety, or have we become preoccupied with rules?

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