Great news! This Astutis Safety Blog has moved to a new and improved platform with even more useful guides, advice and updates on all current health, safety and environmental training and consultancy. Visit the Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog = blog.astutis.com The new Astutis blog covers a wide range of topics that you can easily… Continue reading Our Astutis Safety Blog Has Moved!
Last year, 30.4 million working days were lost due to work related illness, with 3 million people reporting a work-related illness under RIDDOR – these are sobering figures in the modern workplace. Every year, in workplaces across Britain, people are injured or suffer illness in the course of their work. Each case imposes the following costs:… Continue reading HSE Releases 2015/2016 Health and Safety Statistics
In this blog we are going to look at the specialist area of Airside Driving and best practice. Safety compliance in airside driving is essential in avoiding dangerous and costly accidents. Airside Driving has its own hazards, not least the movement of various forms of aircraft and speciality vehicles. In addition, contributory factors for hazards need to… Continue reading Airside Driving – Vehicle Safety at Work
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?
It’s the age-old concern that crosses every cooks’ mind when they carve the first slice of their Christmas bird: I hope it’s cooked properly! Fortunately, you’ve followed Delia’s advice to a tee and produced a well-seasoned, succulent turkey for your guests to enjoy, when lo and behold several guests come down with a bad case… Continue reading Food Safety: Don’t serve food poisoning this Christmas
In a departure from our normal blogs looking at general Health and Safety issues, in this blog we are going to look at new laws focusing on the catering trade and the requirement to provide allergy information. If you are not a food provider you may be wondering how this effects you, but stop to… Continue reading Food Allergies – know your responsibilities?
Christmas will soon be upon us as we prepare for the festive season. How far have you got with your Christmas to-do list? Are your presents ordered and wrapped? Is the Christmas tree decorated and cards sent? As the cold weather sets in and you leave for work in ear muffs, gloves and scarf, are… Continue reading Festive Tips to Make your Season Jolly