Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Guide to ISO 45001 Plan-Do-Check-Act

Written by Chris Flynn GradIOSH on Mar 19 2019

Watch this short video guide to how to use the ISO 45001 health and safety management system. Chris Flynn will talk you through each stage of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. He outlines the key features of each stage to get in place and the importance of adding ISO 45001 into the context of your company and the role of the senior management. Watch this quick guide now....

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Overcoming the Challenges of Training your Staff in Health & Safety

Written by Kate James on Feb 13 2019

Getting your managers trained in their health and safety responsibilities is fundamental for the success of any business regardless of its size, industry sector and location. Effective training can transform how well a company operates and will bring benefits beyond what is covered in the course. The business benefits of successful training will create a culture promoting safety awareness leading to less disruption to operations, compliance and a happier and motivated workforce.

If you are nodding in full agreement to these principles but wondering exactly how to successfully train your managers and team leaders and overcome the typical challenges of availability, commitment, motivation, to name a few, consider some of the following solutions.

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

Top Tips On Improving Health & Safety Culture

Written by Astutis Blog on Dec 14 2018

In our post on managing health and safety, we discussed just how much workplace injury and illness costs businesses in the UK.

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

Health & Safety Courses For Management

Written by Astutis Blog on Aug 15 2018

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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What is IOSH Managing Safely?

Written by Kate James on Aug 15 2018

Health and safety management is something that affects every business, no matter the size or industry. All workers have a right to work in an environment where risks to their health and safety are kept to a minimum and one of the best ways of ensuring this in a business is to make managers and team leaders aware of their responsibilities.

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

Company Benefits of Staff taking the NEBOSH Certificate

Written by Kate James on Dec 15 2017

If you’ve decided to take your NEBOSH Certificate but you need to persuade your employer of its real value and benefits for the company it's worth reading on. Here are 5 tangible benefits for a company to invest time and money in getting a staff member qualified on the NEBOSH Certificate.

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Tags: NEBOSH General Certificate, Advice for businesses & organisations

Choosing the Right Safety Training Provider for Your Staff

Written by Kate James on Oct 05 2017

If you have staff you need to get trained naturally, you want to get “value for money". It’s essential you don’t just go for a tick in the training box and ignore all the benefits of getting effective training. So how can you make sure you find the right trainer for your company and staff needs? Here are some questions and pointers that will hopefully provide ‘food for thought’ the next time you need a health and safety training provider.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Guide to Managing Health and Safety in Your Workplace

Written by Rosie Thomas on Sep 04 2017

In support of Small Business Advice Week here in the UK, we’ve put together this quick guide offering tips and guidance on how to better manage health and safety in your workplace.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

7 Key Metrics Every Health and Safety Department Should Track

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on Aug 25 2017

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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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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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations