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
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
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? […]Find out more
Vita Safety Risk Directors Forum – 9th June 2016
We were very fortunate to be hosted at the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich University for our fourth risk director’s forum, courtesy of Dr. Shaun Lundy, Academic Portfolio Leader Occupational Safety, Health, Hygiene & Environment Programmes. The group brings together director reporting level health, safety and risk management professionals from a range of organisations […]Find out more
New IOSH Leading Safely course – 10th December, Cheadle Hulme (Nr Stockport)
We are now able to offer for both in-company and public delivery the new IOSH Leading Safely training for senior managers and executives.Find out more