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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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