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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

World Cancer Day: SMEs can play a significant role in tackling cancer and supporting employees

One in two people expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. In advance of World Cancer Day on 4 February, SMEs have been encouraged to play a role in supporting employees from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. 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

Thames Water fined £300k following confined spaces breach

Thames Water has been fined following an incident in which three workers were carried along a sewer after a 150-year-old sewer gate collapsed. Read More

Mental health strategy wins Thames Water top award

Thames Water’s work to support its employees with their mental health has been recognised with a national award. Read More

Water industry working at height – Fall into or fall off?

SHP speaks to Paul Turpin, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Adviser at Thames Water, to understand how a fall from height can also happen at ground level and how, in the water industry, the risk of ‘falling into’ is as great as ‘falling off’. 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

‘Always know you are not on your own. There is a technical community that cares.’: In conversation with Karl Simons, Thames Water

Karl Simons talks to SHP Online about career development and his experiences of going from a lone adviser to Head of Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing at Thames Water, which is a business responsible for 15 million customers. Read More



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