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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 […]

5 steps to achieving road worker safety

5 steps to achieving road worker safety

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Keeping the UK’s road network running smoothly is essential but dangerous work. A recent survey by highways maintenance company, Amey, revealed some alarming statistics for roadworkers: despite 87% of drivers acknowledging that being a road worker in the UK is a dangerous occupation, almost three quarters admitted they had exceeded the speed limits designed to […]

Breathing Space: Protecting workers from respiratory disease

Breathing Space: Protecting workers from respiratory disease

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Every day millions of people are exposed to dust, dirt, fumes and dangerous substances while carrying out their jobs, resulting in thousands of deaths every year due to occupational lung disease. Campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of respiratory diseases, such as those being run by British Safety Council and British Occupational Hygiene Society, […]

Safety in the construction industry

Safety in the construction industry

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The annual Safety in Construction Show serves as a timely reminder of the hazards and challenges faced by those working on construction and civil engineering sites. Construction, along with agriculture, annually tops the list of industries accounting for the greatest number of fatalities, averaging 39 deaths a year. In many cases the provision and enforcement […]