Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

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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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

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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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Company Benefits of Staff taking the NEBOSH Certificate

Written by Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM 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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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

8 Tips to Reduce Work-Related Stress

Written by Sian 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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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations, Advice for learners

Choosing the Right Safety Training Provider for Your Staff

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH 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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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

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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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Guide to Managing Health and Safety in Your Workplace

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS 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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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations