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Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA

Tom is Operations Director at Astutis and a Health & Safety consultant with particular experience in the delivery of IOSH, NEBOSH and IEMA accredited courses. He has a proven track record in the delivery of these courses to clients across a wide range of industry sectors including Aviation, Engineering, Manufacturing, Rail and Utilities. With accomplished training skills and experience, his learners achieve excellent pass rates 40% above the national average.

Recent Posts

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

Is Environmental Sustainability Important for your Company?

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 17 June 2019 14:03:01 BST

Can you say that your colleagues have enough green knowledge? Are they aware of the main environmental and economic risks and opportunities for your organisation? Businesses have a responsibility to manage their sustainability within the supply chain and markets they operate. Companies need to begin with their people and embedding the importance of environmental sustainability into all job roles.

This post will outline how to make your organisation more environmentally sustainable with IEMA training for your people.

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Tags: Environment

Health & Safety Courses For Management

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 15 August 2018 15:13:31 BST

Being a manager or supervisor isn’t just about being ‘important’ or ‘in charge’, it is also about taking responsibility for those around you. Responsibility is a trait that all successful managers must have and something employees look for in their leaders.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations, IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely

Is Health and Safety a Good Career Choice?

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 05 December 2017 12:08:17 GMT

 

When it comes to a new career, it can be a daunting prospect to go into something you’re not entirely familiar with. There are so many new opportunities out there, so it’s important to do your research.

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Tags: Advice for learners, Careers

7 Key Metrics Every Health and Safety Department Should Track

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 25 August 2017 10:09:06 BST

At the heart of a successful business lies a strong safety culture. And, just like other areas of operations, a successful company makes use of the data available to continuously work to drive up standards in health and safety, employing a range of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to track specific objectives.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

4 Steps to Identifying and Delivering Health & Safety Training

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 13 June 2017 11:57:42 BST

We know that legislation* requires employers to offer the right training for the health and safety of their staff at work. However, as well as achieving legal compliance, there are many further benefits to organisations in providing effective health and safety training - it's not just a box-ticking exercise or time-consuming burden...

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

11 Tips on Worker Involvement in Safety & Health (WISH)

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 12 April 2017 12:47:18 BST

Worker involvement in safety and health (WISH) is a two-way process of collaboration whereby both employers and employees work together to spot, solve and own health and safety problems for the improvement of organisational safety and employee health as a whole.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Safety and Wellness Programmes: intrinsically linked

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 23 March 2017 11:05:52 GMT

Despite there being a direct correlation between wellness and safety in a business setting, many organisations still perceive these two disciplines as separate functions, managed by different departments with different systems, budgets and KPI’s. However, when properly connected, effective wellness and safety programmes can yield significant results in terms of accident and injury figures, lost productivity and labour and insurance costs. Furthermore, employee engagement levels and product and service quality can feel the positive effects of interlinking such programmes.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

High Reliability Organisations (HRO's) and Health & Safety: achieving enviable records

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 21 February 2017 12:36:19 GMT

‘High Reliability Organisations’ (HRO's) are organisations that have succeeded in avoiding catastrophes in an environment where normal accidents can be expected due to risk factors and complexity. HRO’s and learning organisations push decision-making down as far as possible and rely on expertise in the field rather than on rules and punishment.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations