Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Prioritise the Wellbeing of your Workforce

Written by Chris Flynn GradIOSH on 02 April 2019 11:45:51 BST

The role of health and safety has traditionally been more involved in safety within the organisation rather than health. Safety outcomes are often more immediate and therefore perhaps easier to recognise and manage, whereas health outcomes are often delayed and the effects are not seen or felt for a longer period of time. This influences how we prioritise our actions and safety is more often than not, at the top of the list.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Guide to ISO 45001 Plan-Do-Check-Act

Written by Chris Flynn GradIOSH on 19 March 2019 10:54:26 GMT

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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Overcoming the Challenges of Training your Staff in Health & Safety

Written by Kate James on 13 February 2019 10:20:23 GMT

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 14 December 2018 14:00:15 GMT

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 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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What is IOSH Managing Safely?

Written by Kate James on 15 August 2018 12:53:21 BST

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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Corporate Manslaughter Act and its Impact on Organisations

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 13 March 2018 15:00:17 GMT

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (The Act) has now been in place since 2007 but what impact has it made in terms of the conviction and punishment of organisations?

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CDM 2015: Three Years On

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 22 January 2018 10:00:13 GMT

So, coming to the end of the first three years of CDM 2015, we might ask what has changed?

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Company Benefits of Staff taking the NEBOSH Certificate

Written by Kate James on 15 December 2017 12:16:49 GMT

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

Accident Prevention: Learning from Past Failures

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 22 November 2017 09:10:58 GMT

We all understand that one of the main reasons for investigating accidents is to find out why it happened, in order to prevent it happening again. The impact of an accident can be very damaging to staff morale, disruption of operations and the company reputation with significant associated costs. Learning from failures and implementing changes is an important step for organisations to move forward positively on every level.

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