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Safety first in the warehouse: A step in the right direction

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way businesses approach the supply chain and will do so for the foreseeable future, continuing to impact on health and safety in warehouses, distribution centres and logistics hubs, says Jim Roberts, Product Manager at Beaverswood. Read More

Monitor and control: Common construction site hazards and risks

SOCOTEC outlines some of the most common hazards and risks that construction workers may encounter, as well as the relevant legislation and control measures that ensure that the level of risk is kept as low as possible. Read More

‘People are not risk averse enough for our liking’

Why it is so difficult to get people to follow instructions that are there for their safety? These are often very simple instructions, so why do they ignore safety rules and cut corners? Group Health and Safety Manager, Joe Smith, responds to a recent SHP article about behavioural safety progress. Read More

Is our health & safety focus aimed at the wrong generation?

Subash Ludhra, Managing Director at Anntara Management Ltd and former IOSH President, discusses what effect a person’s upbringing can have on their perception of risk and how they go about their daily routine, and their work, later in life. Read More

Behavioural safety & risk management: Dr Tim Marsh’s personal case study

'I was calm, sober and legally compliant so I should have been safe. Indeed, I had been safe about 150,000 times before in similar circumstances … but what I didn’t do was double check an assumption…' Read More

Business concerns over COVID-19 health and safety to ramp up compliance investment

Over half of UK companies expect COVID-19 to lead to an increase in their risk profile with 71% expecting to increase investment in legal compliance. The largest anticipated risk increase is from health and safety, but cybersecurity should remain the number one boardroom concern in a post-COVID-19 world. Read More

The risk assessment trap: Are risk assessments encouraging unsafe behaviours?

Are risk assessments encouraging unsafe behaviours? Tony Roscoe, Head of Consulting Services at Anker & Marsh, looks at human behaviour and whether people take greater risks because a risk assessment has been completed. Read More

Safety first in a post COVID-19 landscape

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on our lives but what will be required to protect people in the industrial and commercial workplace as we ease out of lockdown? How will employers manage risk effectively and ensure people stay safe and well? Read More

Managing a safe return to work after lockdown

Offering some guidance on business recovery management, global operations and safety management consultancy DuPont Sustainable Solutions has put together some tips and a checklist to help businesses manage a safe restart. Read More

A Christmas tipple too far? The law on workplace drinking

As the festive season begins, it is important to assess your legal responsibility for ensuring staff are not over the alcohol limit while at work. Read More



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