Culture & Behaviours


Is it enough to operate legally?

This April sees the introduction of more stringent requirements around 'day one' statements of employment particulars (including sick pay & benefit entitlements). Carl Laidler, Director of Wellbeing at Health Shield Friendly Society, argues that, in order to ensure compliance, trust, reputation, businesses need to ensure a culture of organisational wellbeing. Read More

Re-treading a well-used ladder

The work of one of our leading thinkers, Patrick Hudson, has always fascinated me. I think his work on health, Read More

Proactivity in driver safety

Nowadays, detailed health and safety policies come with the territory for anyone who drives for work. Companies will instruct their drivers in vehicle maintenance, driving style, designated breaks and lone working before sending them out onto the road. With hundreds or even of thousands of hours racked up every week by organisations with large fleets, this is a natural and necessary step. However, it’s also only a first one Read More

Behavioural safety (and blue pies): Trip hazards

Tim Marsh talks through some of practical techniques that are required to protect individuals from behavioural risk like trip hazards. Read More

Spotlight on university safety and security

We look at how a commercial and an academic venture are tackling the security challenges faced by university students. Read More

Growing safety engagement in your workplace

What is safety culture, and whose job is it to change it? If it’s not just a feeling, but about people doing the right thing, is behaviour-based safety the answer? And does all of this just mean more work for safety professionals? Read More

Industry measures to reduce workplace fatalities in the UK

Recent statistics show an increasing rate of deaths in the workplace, between 2018/19 in the UK. 147 deaths were reported to enforcing authorities, urging companies and government bodies to do more in preventing workplace fatalities. Read More

Six tips to improve workplace safety

Whether your premises is an office, a warehouse, a shop, or anywhere, it is important to practice good safety in the workplace. Read More

Amazon safety incidents: GMB Union demands inquiry following ‘600 injuries in the past 3 years’

The GMB has said that it's time for a Parliamentary inquiry into Amazon's working conditions following reports of 600 serious injuries or near misses in the past three years. Read More

HSE UK Congress 2020: Be curious, creative and courageous

Robert Jukes, SHP’s Rising Star for 2019, reports from the two-day conference at the De Vere Cotswold Hotel in Gloucestershire. The HSE UK Congress is part of a series of events which make up the HSE Global Series. Read More



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