Karl Simons


Research study on Mental Health First Aid in business launched

The Centre for Mental Health and London South Bank University are embarking on a ground-breaking study of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training in UK workplaces. Read More

What3words: The app that could save the lives of lone and rural workers

What3words has divided the world into 57 trillion 3m by 3m squares and given each a unique three word ‘address’. It means, a person’s exact location can be pinpointed more accurately than a street name or postcode in the event of an emergency. Read More

UK Water Industry releases position on Mental Health through ‘Thriving at Work’ survey results

Analysis shows that 87% of the Water Industry have achieved compliance against the core standards and 68% have gone further and achieved compliance against both the core and enhanced standards. Read More

Thriving at Work mental health survey results released

Highways sector comes together at House of Lords to hear results of the Thriving at Work Mental Health survey. Read More

Health is everyone’s business – Public consultation to reduce ill health-related job loss launched

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a public consultation on a range of measures to reduce ill Read More

Karl Simons named SHP’s Most Influential person in health & safety for 2019

SHP has announced the list of the most influential in health and safety voted for by you, recognising Karl Simons, Chief Health, Safety & Security Officer, Thames Water, as 2019’s ‘Most Influential’ for his work embracing technology in health & safety and challenging the stigma surrounding mental ill health. Read More

SHP’s Most Influential figures in health & safety named at Safety & Health Expo

SHP has announced the list of the 10 most influential people in health and safety for 2019, voted for by SHP readers. Read More

Safety & Health Expo 2019: Plan your day

In advance of this year’s Safety & Health Expo, Karl Simons, Thames Water’s Chief Health, Safety & Security Officer, tells SHP why he plans to bring along his whole team to June’s event. Read More

Where’s Your Head At? Employees are three times more likely to discuss physical ailments over mental health issues at work

The disparity in physical and mental health at work is laid bare in new research from the ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ campaign, as it launches its new Workplace Manifesto for Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May 2019). Read More

Practitioners assemble to celebrate Safety4Good

Safety4Good is an initiative developed by several high-profile UK health & safety leaders to raise the positive profile of the profession. Read More



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