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Verbal Command

By Richard Warburton A verbal command system could offer a viable alternative to the standard fire evacuation alarm. In the incredibly hot summer of 2018, I was staying in a hotel in Whitby with two friends.  At around 4am I was roused by a loud repeating noise.  After a few moments my mind had cleared […]

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Why Business Leaders Need Health and Safety Training

Have you recently become responsible for a team? Or an entire workforce, perhaps? Then it’s your job to protect the health and wellbeing of those you oversee. However, you may not have a lot of experience with health and safety management. Which means you don’t truly understand what your responsibilities are. If you’re thinking, I […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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