Tags: Health and safety

Lack of understanding still leading health & safety eyecare breaches

New research has been carried out by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare into the eyecare policies of UK businesses and organisations showing that employers are still falling short of the Health and Safety regulations. Nearly a third of employers surveyed  still have no eyecare policy in place for their employees. This is despite the fact that 75…

Karl Simons: Staying ahead of the health and safety revolution

There are a whole plethora of risks that consume management time and attention at Thames Water, from trips and falls to Legionnaires Disease and the diversity of the company’s role is enormous. Thames Water has 15 million customers and represents a quarter of the UK’s water operation. Karl Simons heads the health and safety operation at Thames Water and is at the forefront of efforts to utilise a change in perception of the role of the Health and Safety manager that has occurred over the period of the last five years.

Drive to better health and safety in the workplace launched

P&MM, a performance improvement agency, has released a new guide to reveal workable strategies for driving better health and safety practice in the workplace through advanced reward and recognition techniques, titled,‘An advanced guide to health and safety recognition in the workplace’. The guide is targeted at medium to large size organisations with a typical workforce of several thousand people.

Mandy Rutter: Paris and coping with trauma

Terrorist attacks in Paris have again highlighted how suddenly our sense of normality and security can be shattered by the unexpected. Major incidents send shockwaves through whole networks of people. In this case, there’s the heightened threat of further attacks and violence, of the increased risks from travelling, of day-to-day business.

Food manufacturer and director sentenced after worker crushed by forklift

A multi million pound turnover food manufacturer and one of its directors have been fined after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck at its Warwickshire factory. Leamington Crown Court heard that agency worker Jamie Barsby was lucky to be alive after the incident at The Sandwich Factory Holdings Ltd on the Carlyon Road…