Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

How do I use Plan-Do-Check-Act to Manage Safety Well?

Health and Safety is managed in the same way as any other aspect of business. Management control is typically exerted through a cycle of Planning, Doing, Checking and Acting (PDCA). I’ll provide a practical guide on how to use the PDCA model for health and safety issues in your day to day role at work.

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Tags: Health & Safety, NEBOSH General Certificate

How to Improve The Management and Leadership of Health and Safety

Written by Astutis Blog on Jan 21 2019

All organisations and businesses have a duty to implement health and safety procedures regardless of industry or size.

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Tags: Health & Safety, NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH courses

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: IOSH Managing Safely, IOSH, IOSH Courses, Health & Safety, Training for teams/businesses, NEBOSH General Certificate

How Does Stress Affect Workplace Productivity?

Written by Astutis Blog on Oct 24 2018

Stress and anxiety are two of the biggest threats to workplace productivity. When crippled by this double-act, few can function to their full potential leading to a drop in productivity, often affecting the company as a whole. Alarmingly, one-quarter of people feel that their job is the most stressful part of their life, demonstrating just how big the problem is!

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Tags: Health & Safety, Stress

A Career Starts in the Forces & Transfers to Safety

Written by Chris Flynn GradIOSH on Jul 24 2018

Having been persuaded by my father at the age of 17 that the Parachute Regiment could wait and obtaining a trade was initially a wiser approach, I embarked on a career in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). It turned out my father understood a little more about life than I did and his advice was sound for a young man unsure of where to direct his energy.

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Tags: Health & Safety, NEBOSH courses, NEBOSH General Certificate

Examining the Safety Audit Process

Having worked in safety for over 25 years, I have witnessed that safety professionals are increasingly taking on a broader range of duties. Supporting activities including health, environment, training, security, and even quality.

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Tags: Health & Safety

Corporate Manslaughter Act and its Impact on Organisations

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: Health & Safety

A Career in Health and Safety

Have you been thinking about a career in health and safety but aren't quite sure where it will take you? Health and safety consultant Andrew Froude sat down with us to discuss his own journey and offer advice for those just starting out in their health and safety career.

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Tags: Careers, Health & Safety

Is Health and Safety a Good Career Choice?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Dec 05 2017

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: Health & Safety, Careers

8 Tips to Reduce Work-Related Stress

Written by Rosie Thomas on Oct 10 2017

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: Health & Safety, Stress