Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Choosing the Right Safety Training Provider for Your Staff

Written by Kate James on Oct 05 2017

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: Health & Safety, Training for teams/businesses

Guide to Managing Health and Safety in Your Workplace

Written by Rosie Thomas on Sep 04 2017

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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Tags: Health & Safety, Training for teams/businesses

7 Key Metrics Every Health and Safety Department Should Track

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on Aug 25 2017

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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Tags: Staff Training, Health & Safety

10 Steps to Conducting an Effective Health and Safety Training Needs Analysis

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: Staff Training, Health & Safety

4 Steps to Identifying and Delivering Health & Safety Training

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on Jun 13 2017

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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Tags: Training for teams/businesses, Health & Safety

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

11 Tips on Worker Involvement in Safety & Health (WISH)

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on Apr 12 2017

Worker involvement in safety and health (WISH) is a two-way process of collaboration whereby both employers and employees work together to spot, solve and own health and safety problems for the improvement of organisational safety and employee health as a whole.

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Tags: Staff Training, Health & Safety

High Reliability Organisations (HRO's) and Health & Safety: achieving enviable records

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on Feb 21 2017

‘High Reliability Organisations’ (HRO's) are organisations that have succeeded in avoiding catastrophes in an environment where normal accidents can be expected due to risk factors and complexity. HRO’s and learning organisations push decision-making down as far as possible and rely on expertise in the field rather than on rules and punishment.

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Tags: Health & Safety, Training for teams/businesses

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

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