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Vita Safety Commits to Quality Guarantee

Vita Safety is underpinning its commitment to quality and customer service by implementing an ISO 9001:2015 quality management system, with the objective of achieving accreditation by the end of March 2018. Managing Director, Ian Hutchings explained that whilst there is no significant client pressure to implement the quality management system, it is the right thing […]

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Portable Ladder Standards: Your Essential Guide

The Ladder Association,has published an 8-page guide explaining changes to portable ladder standards. The guide highlights the key changes for specifiers, users and health and safety professionals, and for managers and supervisors responsible for the safety of employees using ladders in the workplace. These highlights include: Essential information on how and when the changes will […]

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3 Easy Steps to Profitable Health & Safety

3 Easy Steps to Profitable Health & Safety

You may have heard the saying: “If you think safety is expensive, try an accident!” The cost of getting health and safety wrong can be sky high from fees, penalties and fines, to insurance pay outs, loss of work time and damaged equipment or products. Not to mention your moral responsibility to protect people working […]

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How to Investigate a Routine Accident

How to Investigate a Routine Accident

Any accident, no matter how small should be a cause for concern as it demonstrates that either safety training needs reviewing or there are risks that are not being adequately managed. In the event an accident does occur, here are our five steps to help you deal with them efficiently, confidently and comprehensively. 1. Investigate […]

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Leading a Safe Dealership

Leading a Safe Dealership

Basic day to day management of health and safety within a car dealership is a tough job. There are so many complex issues and challenges it is easy to see why health and safety is often swept under the carpet until something serious happens. In this article, we discuss why strong leadership is so important […]

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A Focus on Health and Wellbeing at Our February Risk Directors Forum

On February 23rd 2017 we held our first Risk Directors Forum of the year at The Union Jack Club in London’s Waterloo.  The event brought together director reporting level health, safety and risk management professionals from across the country for a high-level discussion on the subjects of health and wellbeing. The Risk Directors Forum is […]

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Health and Wellbeing in the Motor Trade

All Safety, Not Enough Health, in the Motor Trade?

Did you know that work-related illnesses affect double the amount of people as injuries? Musculoskeletal disorders, stress, respiratory conditions, skin disorders, hearing loss, back pain, the list is long and it’s costing UK businesses a fortune, as well as affecting the lives of over 1 million people. In 2014/15 alone, work-related illness cost businesses £9.3 […]

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Why You Should Attend the Risk Director’s Forum

The Risk Directors Forum is an opportunity for senior professionals in the health and safety industry to meet, network and share best practice. Ian Hutchings, Managing Director at Vita Safety and Robert Tailby, Account Manager at Chubb Insurance explain what you can expect by attending the event. The next Risk Directors Forum will be held […]

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The HR and Health and Safety Interplay

I spoke recently at a series of events hosted by Knights Professional Services, the fastest growing professional services firm in the UK. The main question we sought to answer was, how can HR professionals and health and safety professionals work more effectively in partnership to reduce the risk of harm and suffering to our colleagues? […]

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Influencing the executive – top three tips

About ten years ago now I undertook a small piece of research which examined what health and safety professionals and others can do to make an impact on executive directors and also what would put directors off the message. Whilst not a massively scientific (not scientific at all!) piece of research, this involved me calling […]

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