Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

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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8 Tips to Reduce Work-Related Stress

Written by Rosie Thomas on 10 October 2017 11:00:33 BST

Making Workplace well-being is a priority for companies in the current climate. It's important for all businesses to openly talk about mental health issues and what needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

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Choosing the Right Safety Training Provider for Your Staff

Written by Kate James on 05 October 2017 15:10:00 BST

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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CDM 2015: The 9 Principles of Prevention

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 12 September 2017 10:00:38 BST

 

All designers and contractors involved in the planning and execution of construction work must take into account the general principles of prevention when carrying out their respective duties. As a fundamental requirement of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the principles provide a framework to identify and implement practical and procedural measures to protect the safety and health of workers, and those who may be adversely affected by work activities.

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Guide to Managing Health and Safety in Your Workplace

Written by Rosie Thomas on 04 September 2017 10:00:47 BST

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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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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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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Are You Fire Safety Compliant?

Written by Adam Pearson on 11 July 2017 11:52:45 BST

On 14th June 2017, the Grenfell Tower fire disaster tragically took the lives of 80 people and injured more than 70. It's predicted that the actual death count will rise dramatically and a definitive death toll is not expected until at least 2018. We may never truly know the conclusive figure of how many souls were lost in this awful catastrophe.

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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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Implementing a Zero Accident Vision: 4 pillars of success

Written by Kate James on 23 May 2017 13:47:27 BST

Zero Accident Vision (ZAV) is a viewpoint stating that no one ought to be injured as the result of an accident in the workplace. More a school of thought than an actual numerical goal, in accident prevention terms, Zero Accident Vision proposes that all accidents can be prevented and offers a basis for learning from accidents and improving processes should they occur.

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