Karl Simons


Breaking the 0.1 lost time injury frequency rate plateau

Karl Simons, Chief Health, Safety & Wellbeing Officer at Thames Water, talks to SHP about the work that has gone in to achieving a LTIFR of 0.09 for the first month of 2021. Read More

Time to Talk: The power of small

To mark Time to Talk Day 2021 organisations are being encouraged to embrace the ‘power of small’. Read More

Karl Simons awarded OBE for services to mental health in New Year Honours list

SHP exclusively caught up with Karl Simons, Chief Health, Safety & Wellbeing Officer at Thames Water, who has just been recognised in the Queens New Year’s Honours list to receive the award of OBE for his ‘Services to Mental Health Policy’. Read More

No need for speed: Looking back Road Safety Week at Thames Water

Gordon Rickards, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager for Operations Support at Thames Water, explains how the business refocused it’s attention on road safety during Road Safety Week. Read More

SHP Awards

We’re celebrating the achievements of the brightest and most passionate health, safety and workplace wellbeing professionals; from young, upcoming rising stars to our most influential ambassadors. Read More

Safer Highways announces strong speaker line-up for its virtual mental health summit

Karl Simons, Professor Dame Carol Black, Bill Hill and Simon Blake will speak at the unveiling of the results of Safer Highways second annual report into standards around the provision of support in the field of workplace mental health. 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

SHP launches Safety & Health Podcast

That’s why SHP has launched the Safety & Health Podcast to deliver the news, insights and legislation through interviews, discussions and panel debates with some of the profession’s leaders, influencers and innovators. Episode 1 features an exclusive interview with SHP readers’ Most Influential Person in Health & Safety, Thames Water’s Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer, Karl Simons. Read More

‘Placing health & safety at the forefront of the procurement decision making process’. Thames Water’s Karl Simons discusses the AMP6 Engagement Strategy

SHP caught up with Thames Water’s Karl Simons to learn about the culmination of a major five-year investment programme titled AMP6, that would see a radical shift in direction and lead to outcomes never seen by a major capital programme before. Read More

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



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