How to Avoid Buying Fake PPE

How to Avoid Buying Fake PPE

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The acronym ‘PPE’ has never been more widely heard than in the last few months. As the UK workforce makes its way out of lockdown, following the devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic, it has become vital for businesses to ensure the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in place to keep staff safe and prevent […]

Incentive or punishment? How to improve workplace safety

Incentive or punishment? How to improve workplace safety

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When it comes to improving workplace safety, which approach works best – the carrot or the stick? While there is often criticism of the blame and punishment approach in ensuring health and safety in the workplace, we examine the two methods and ask if punishment is ever a suitable remedy. Why are incentives and rewards […]

The top 7 health and safety issues by industry

The top 7 health and safety issues by industry

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Health and safety is a key concern for every industry sector, from the obvious dangers of the work undertaken by those in the construction and utilities sectors, through to the less heavy industry sectors of facilities management and contract cleaning. While the same health and safety issues can occur across all or many sectors, each […]

What is behavioural safety management?

What is behavioural safety management?

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Behavioural safety management is an approach used to address the link between the behaviour of the workforce and workplace accidents. It’s sometimes known as safety behaviour modification, behaviour-based safety, or referred to as behavioural safety approaches. Ultimately, they are all forms of behaviour modification. The Health and Safety Executive has produced guidelines on this method, […]

What the latest statistics tell us about health and safety priorities in the utilities sector

What the latest statistics tell us about health and safety priorities in the utilities sector

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The Health and Safety Executive’s annual Health and Safety at Work report, detailing work-related ill-health and injury rates, highlighting trends and issues to help health and safety managers understand cross-industries patterns, makes for insightful reading for the utilities industry, where workers can face a range of potentially dangerous hazards. The latest statistics come as the […]

How to set KPIs for health and safety

How to set KPIs for health and safety

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Safety in an organisation is often cited as the number one imperative. An inherent safety culture with a track record that reflects high standards is something a business can pride itself on. To understand how safe an organisation is, targets must be set, monitored and measured, and any areas for improvement identified and actioned. That’s […]