Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Overcoming the Challenges of Training your Staff in Health & Safety

Written by Kate James on Feb 13 2019

Getting your managers trained in their health and safety responsibilities is fundamental for the success of any business regardless of its size, industry sector and location. Effective training can transform how well a company operates and will bring benefits beyond what is covered in the course. The business benefits of successful training will create a culture promoting safety awareness leading to less disruption to operations, compliance and a happier and motivated workforce.

If you are nodding in full agreement to these principles but wondering exactly how to successfully train your managers and team leaders and overcome the typical challenges of availability, commitment, motivation, to name a few, consider some of the following solutions.

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Tags: IOSH, IOSH Managing Safely, Training for teams/businesses, IOSH 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

Health & Safety Courses For Management

Written by Astutis Blog on Aug 15 2018

Being a manager or supervisor isn’t just about being ‘important’ or ‘in charge’, it is also about taking responsibility for those around you. Responsibility is a trait that all successful managers must have and something employees look for in their leaders.

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Tags: Training for teams/businesses, IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely

What is IOSH Managing Safely?

Written by Kate James on Aug 15 2018

Health and safety management is something that affects every business, no matter the size or industry. All workers have a right to work in an environment where risks to their health and safety are kept to a minimum and one of the best ways of ensuring this in a business is to make managers and team leaders aware of their responsibilities.

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Tags: Training for teams/businesses, IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely

Company Benefits of Staff taking the NEBOSH Certificate

Written by Kate James on Dec 15 2017

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, Training for teams/businesses

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

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

Cross-sector Service Delivery in HSE Consultancy and Training: E4D/SOGA, Uganda

Written by Kate James on Apr 25 2017

Case Study

Astutis was commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to develop and deliver Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) training and coaching to 60 participants at managerial level from 30 organisations across Uganda in order to upgrade their HSE practices and standards as part of the E4D/SOGA (Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa) programme.

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Tags: Training for teams/businesses

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