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

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

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

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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Components of an Effective OHS Accountability System: part 2

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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Developing a Successful Accountability Structure in OHS: part 1

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

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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Health and Safety – More than Rules and Compliance

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

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