SME Owners: How Safe is Your Business?
82% of occupational injuries and 90% of workplace fatalities happen in SME businesses in the EU. These are disturbingly high numbers for what are considered ‘safer’ working environments compared to large and industrial organisations. The reason? SMEs have tighter budgets than larger businesses and face greater financial insecurity. And because threats to worker safety are […]Find out more
Safely Keeping Britain Tidy
Keep Britain Tidy is an independent UK based charity with three goals – to eliminate litter, end waste and improve places. To them this means more than just picking up litter, it means creating clean beaches, parks and streets and creating sustainable practice that eliminates unnecessary waste. For over 60 years they have been working […]Find out more
Sound Safety Measures for Commercial and Residential Properties
It’s difficult not to spot a crane in Manchester these days. Innovative new builds are being erected around the city; a sign of exciting times ahead. However, this poses fresh concerns for public safety. Investors, regulators and shareholders share anxiety over a lack of risk management in the commercial and residential property sector. Especially in […]Find out more
Powerful Lessons from the Vita Safety 2018 Risk Directors Forum
“Good health IS good business.” – Paul Dreschler In September, we held our annual Risk Director’s Forum event at WeWork in Spinningfields, Manchester. There has never been a more appropriate time for senior business leaders to congregate and discuss employee wellbeing at work. Public awareness surrounding good workplace mental health and wellbeing has peaked. But […]Find out more
What can we do to ignite change for better mental health management?
When was the last time you thought about how work affects your mental health – or that of your staff? Lloyds Bank CEO, Antonio Horta-Osorio, recently revealed how debilitating stress from work almost “broke” him. In 2011, to bring the company back from the brink of financial devastation, Horta-Osorio gave too much of himself. Despite […]Find out more
Addressing Mental Health and Wellbeing Culture
Why is workers’ mental health and wellbeing that one area you can’t seem to improve? It could be because you’re not adopting the right approach. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. 217 million days of work are lost each year due to issues related to mental illness and substance abuse. While there are factors […]Find out more
How Can Your Business Truly Benefit from Putting People First?
Companies that strive to reduce workplace hazards using a carefully considered strategy have a lot to gain. Not only do they improve the lives of their employees but they also encourage economic success. HSE estimated that between 2015 and 2016 the cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions was £14.9 billion. With […]Find out more
Acknowledging ‘World Day for Health & Safety’ and ‘Workers’ Memorial Day’
“A business’s most valuable asset is, and will always be, the dedicated staff that devote themselves to delivering the work of the organisation” – Professor Dame Carol Black, UK National Director for Health and Work (2006–2011) 28th April marks international World Day for Health & Safety and Workers’ Memorial Day. It’s no coincidence that both occurrences […]Find out more
Health & Safety in Commercial Property
Health and safety compliance is critical in the commercial property sector, where extra care must be taken to ensure that staff and customers are protected. Having supported the industry for over a decade, Vita Safety understand the challenges that organisations, property developers and commercial landlords face when upholding health and safety standards. Our health and […]Find out more
Vita Safety achieves ISO Quality Certification ahead of target!
“Last year we had set out to achieve certification against ISO 9001:2015 as part of our ongoing commitment to quality assurance for our customers, colleagues and associates. Having set a target of achieving certification by the end of March 2018, I’m delighted to confirm that we achieved certification last week, through Alculmus ISOQAR, a UKAS […]Find out more