Karl Simons


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

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



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