Hand protection: understanding EN 388 Protective Gloves against Mechanical Risks

Hand protection: understanding EN 388 Protective Gloves against Mechanical Risks

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When you’re buying safety gloves that protect against mechanical risks for employees at your company, it’s your responsibility to make sure that they have the right ones. This means understanding the EN 388 safety standard. The following is designed to help you do this. Safety gloves that carry the EN 388 symbol protect hands against […]

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 […]

Supporting keyworkers in the frontline battle against Coronavirus

Supporting keyworkers in the frontline battle against Coronavirus

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The Coronavirus crisis has catastrophically affected businesses and communities on a global scale. Yet, during these troubled times, the tremendous efforts of thousands of key workers, who continue to provide vital support services, has come to the fore. NHS staff, in particular, have gone above and beyond in caring for those affected by the Coronavirus […]

How to monitor the health and safety performance of contractors

How to monitor the health and safety performance of contractors

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Contractors often form part of a workplace’s employment picture. Hired to perform specialist tasks or to supplement the workforce on a flexible basis, they can be an essential part of a well-functioning workplace or site. But how do contractors affect the health and safety of a workplace and what should be done to check their […]

How to tell if your company has achieved safety maturity

How to tell if your company has achieved safety maturity

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Is the prevention of injury and harm to employees a core value of your organisation or is it a generally held belief that most accidents are unavoidable and most frontline staff are uninterested in safety? Your answer will tell you if your company has or has not reached safe maturity, whereby the health and safety […]

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, […]

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 […]

The importance of boardroom buy-in to health and safety

The importance of boardroom buy-in to health and safety

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Health and safety professionals are skilled at profiling health and safety risks and deciding on preventative and protective measures. They can instruct the workforce of the policies and monitor and report to ensure a safe working environment for all. But health and safety professionals also have a role in managing upwards, ensuring that the senior […]