Accident · Behaviour based safety (BBS) · Human Factors · Occupational Health and Safety

Implementing a Zero Accident Vision: 4 pillars of success

Zero Accident Vision (ZAV) is a viewpoint stating that no one ought to be injured as the result of an accident in the workplace. More a school of thought than an actual numerical goal, in accident prevention terms, Zero Accident Vision proposes that all accidents can be prevented and offers a basis for learning from… Continue reading Implementing a Zero Accident Vision: 4 pillars of success

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Accident · Behaviour based safety (BBS) · Health and Safety Regulations · Health and Wellbeing · Human Factors · Occupational Health and Safety · Risk Assessment · Workplace environment

Managing Workplace Fatigue

It is estimated that fatigue in the workplace costs the UK economy between £155 and £240 million each year – in direct workplace accident costs alone. A general term often used to describe a wide variety of conditions, fatigue is generally accepted as feeling very tired/weary/sleepy due to insufficient rest or sleep, prolonged work periods… Continue reading Managing Workplace Fatigue

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Accident · Workplace environment

Don’t Get Caught Out on Health and Safety Grounds This April Fool’s Day

An ill-thought through prank, while on the face of it, may seem entirely funny to the trickster, can result in serious and long term consequences… April 1st marks April Fool’s Day, also know as All Fool’s Day, and is traditionally celebrated by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are referred to as April fools. The… Continue reading Don’t Get Caught Out on Health and Safety Grounds This April Fool’s Day

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Accident · Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 · Health and Safety Regulations · Manufacturing Safety · Uncategorized

Is it time to see OHS as a profit-generator?

The past 40 years has seen a change in the way that businesses look at occupational health and safety. Changes in business practice particularly, but not exclusively, in the manufacturing industry mean that good OHS practice can (arguably will) lead to improved profitability. In the 40 years since the UK’s ground-breaking 1974 Health and Safety… Continue reading Is it time to see OHS as a profit-generator?

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The UK’s Safety Performance – a look at the HSE’s reported accident figures for 2014/15

This post provides a review of the injury and fatality statistics and their impact for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 and the trend analyses drilling down to the sectors and how the UK compares to the rest of Europe. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published the latest UK Health and Safety statistics… Continue reading The UK’s Safety Performance – a look at the HSE’s reported accident figures for 2014/15

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Accident · Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 · Health and Safety Regulations · Health and Safety Training · Occupational Health and Safety

Fifa, Qatar and Social Media – a new force in changing attitudes to Occupational Health and Safety?

On 27 May, the Washington Post published an article about deaths among migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 Fifa World Cup. It wasn’t, by a very long way, the first piece on the subject. Human Rights Watch published a report about it last year, and The Guardian has consistently reported about migrant worker… Continue reading Fifa, Qatar and Social Media – a new force in changing attitudes to Occupational Health and Safety?

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Accident · Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 · Health and Safety Regulations · Health and Safety Training

DON’T PANIC! – what to do when an accident occurs at work

DON’T PANIC! The comforting words written on the cover of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and immortalised by Corporal Jones in Dad’s Army. Humorous words that are more than apt if you are involved in an incident/accident at work. For the purposes of this article, I will be using the following definitions (other definitions… Continue reading DON’T PANIC! – what to do when an accident occurs at work

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