Category: Consultant’s Blog

Fire Warden Role and Responsibilities

While fire safety is a communal responsibility in the workplace, fire wardens have specific duties to carry out both in their day-to-day role, and in the case of a fire. They are appointed by responsible persons in the business to assist them in meeting their legal fire safety obligations. Keep reading to learn more: Is […]

Consultant Q&A Blog: Kev

We’re back again with another Consultant Q&A! This time we’re chatting to Management Systems Consultant Kev about his role, goals, and recent lessons – keep reading to learn more. What are you finding most interesting in your role currently? Every client’s business is different, and the beauty is in the discovery: I love meeting with the […]

Fire Risk Assessments in the Workplace

A workplace fire risk assessment should be carried out and reviewed regularly in order to identify what actions are required to prevent fire and keep people safe. By carefully examining you premises and the people within them, you should be able to understand potential risks and use this information to improve your fire safety precautions. […]

Consultant Q&A Blog: Elizabeth

We’re back again with another Consultant Q&A! This time we’re chatting to SHEQ Consultant Elizabeth about her role, goals, and recent challenges – keep reading to learn more. What are you finding most interesting in your role currently? The best thing about my role is that there’s always new bits and pieces to learn from all over […]

A Guide to The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 aims to improve workplace health and safety by enhancing planning, cooperation and coordination, risk management, communication, consultation, and more. It is a legal requirement that every construction project must meet the CDM 2015 regulations. What are the CDM Regulations 2015? Effective from 6th April 2015, replacing The Construction […]

ISO 45001: Occupational Health & Safety Compliance

A formal management system can help businesses ensure a safe and healthy workplace by providing a structured framework to follow. Most businesses follow the HSE Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) system, recommended by the HSE through HSG65. However, some high-risk businesses require more stringent control around health and safety. ISO 45001 is an international standard, […]

What Are the Risks of Lone Working?

Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, employers must manage the risk to lone workers. Risks that affect lone workers in particular include workplace violence, the effects of stress, and medical conditions or accidents. Keep reading to learn more about how to protect your lone workers. Why are lone workers at risk […]

DSE: The Display Screen Equipment Regulations Requirements

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is defined as equipment or devices that have an alphanumeric or graphic display screen, including display screens, laptops, touch screens and other similar devices. Employers have a responsibility to protect their workers from the health risks of working with DSE, which can include neck, shoulder, back, arm, wrist and hand pain, […]

Road Safety: Applying Mindfulness to Driving

Driving can be an intensely stressful activity for some, and this increase in stress and anxiety can in turn increase the risk of accidents occurring and also be quite damaging for your mental health – especially if you are frequently on the road. This blog will explore how we can use mindfulness techniques to help […]

Driving for Work: Staying Safe on the Road

Driving is one of the most dangerous work activities, with numerous potential hazards including, weather, fatigue, other road users, traffic, roadworks, vehicle condition, and lone working risks. If your employees drive as part of their role, this must be accounted for in your health and safety arrangements. Keep reading to learn more about employer responsibilities, […]