Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

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

Planning Your Next Career Move

Written by Rosie Thomas on Jun 06 2017

We’re all taught the importance of learning and development from a young age. Teachers and family members encourage us to study, practice skills, take exams and review our progress. If we do well, we set new targets, push boundaries and go further. If we fail, we review where we went wrong and set new goals.

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Tags: Careers, Health & Safety

Final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements – what does this mean in practice?

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on Jan 10 2017

OSHA general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips, and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with walking-working surface hazards, become effective next week.

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Tags: Health & Safety

OHS - A Year in Review, 2016

Written by Oliver Newman on Jan 05 2017

Legal compliance and good planning are the cornerstones of any good Occupational Health and Safety policy, so it's a good time of year for those involved in the Health and Safety arena, to reflect on the past year and any significant changes therein.

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Tags: Health & Safety

Wellbeing: the Astutis Guide to Health and Wellbeing this Christmas

Written by Rhys Hart on Dec 08 2016

As we’ve been putting the ‘health’ back into health and safety in the Astutis offices in recent months, we thought we’d take a look at wellbeing in the run up to Christmas 2016 and offer a few tips to make 'light-work' of this festive season…

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Tags: Health & Safety