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Addressing Mental Health and Wellbeing Culture

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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