INSHPO (The International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organisations) has put together a global framework for the practice of health and safety. The “Occupational Health and Safety Professional Capability Framework” clarifies the role, knowledge and skills required for those working in the industry…
At the heart of a successful business lies a strong safety culture. And, just like other areas of operations, a successful company makes use of the data available to continuously work to drive up standards in health and safety, employing a range of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to track specific objectives. KPI’s KPI’s are a… Continue reading 7 Key Metrics Every Health and Safety Department Should Track
When we create a health and safety course, we want you, the client, to be delighted with our work. But we also want you to feel that it was a worthwhile investment (of both your time and money). Quantifying how successful your course was at changing your (or your learner’s) behaviour and/or delivering ROI, is… Continue reading Evaluating the Success of Your Health and Safety Training Course
Introduction to inspections & audits During my work in industry, I was often asked by a client to undertake regular site audits; this seemed like a reasonable request but often was not at all what the client wanted. In most cases the client wanted a workplace inspection to be carried out rather than a site… Continue reading Inspections vs. Audits – What’s the Difference?
Protecting yourself and others from injury or illness in the workplace is, or should be, a key business priority for the SME. A workforce that feels safe and valued will, in turn, be more inclined to observe a business’ interests. Equipping employees with the knowledge and skills to improve safety at work fundamentally makes for… Continue reading Manage Your Risks and Improve Business Performance: 6 reasons to observe good health and safety practices
The lifeblood of any effective training programme lies in correctly identifying who needs to be trained, in what, and for what outcomes. In order that you train the right people, in the right competencies, with the right learning methods, it is important that you undertake an effective needs analysis before implementing any health and safety… Continue reading 10 Steps to Conducting an Effective Health and Safety Training Needs Analysis
Written by Lee Boden MSc CMIOSH MIIRSM. On 14th June 2017, the Grenfell Tower fire disaster tragically took the lives of 80 people and injured more than 70. It’s predicted that the actual death count will rise dramatically and a definitive death toll is not expected until at least 2018. We may never truly know… Continue reading Are You Fire Safety Compliant?