Category: Consultant’s Blog

Managing Subcontractors

Ensuring that your subcontractors are compliant and safe on site is essential to overall site safety. A proactive approach to subcontractor management is therefore a key part of the management of a project – keep reading to learn more. How do you ensure subcontractors are compliant? Ensuring a subcontractor is compliant can be a lengthy […]

Safety Critical Communications

Good communication, both in written and spoken form, is essential to ensuring and maintaining safety in the workplace. All employees should have access to the information necessary to negotiate workplace hazards safely. What are safety critical communications? Safety critical communications (SSC) are applicable to all industry sectors and can be very similar in topic, from […]

Health and Safety Culture: The Importance of a Code of Conduct

Behavioural management and workplace culture play a significant role in in the health and safety of a business. There are many ways in which a company can build a positive health and safety culture in the workplace, but a good start is something every business should have – a Code of Conduct. Why is a […]

Risk Assessing Working at Height Tasks

Working at height is the biggest single cause of serious and fatal injuries within the construction industry – especially on smaller projects. Over 60% of deaths during work at height involve falls from scaffolds, ladders, roof edges and working platform, and through fragile roofs or rooflights, it is essential this risk is assessed thoroughly. What […]

Working at Height Safety Equipment

Working at height remains one of the highest risk activities at work in the UK. HSE statistics show that in 2022/23 135 people were killed in work-related accidents in the UK, of these the highest proportion came from a falls from height, in which 40 people were killed. Work at height means work in any […]

RPE for Asbestos Protection

Proper asbestos protection is essential – conditions caused by asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 5,000 deaths in the UK every year. While personal protective equipment (PPE) for asbestos includes a number of necessary components, this blog will focus on RPE. What does RPE stand for in PPE? Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is a specific […]

Guide to COSHH

In any industry that involves working with chemicals or hazardous substances, workers will invariably come across COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) symbols on the labels of bottles and containers that store dangerous substances. It is essential that these labels are understood, and that the COSHH standards are followed in the handling and storage […]

Healthy Habits to Improve Your Physical and Mental Wellbeing

Physical and mental health are intrinsically linked, and both take a combination of conscious effort and routine habits to maintain. Changing your habits and implementing new ones can be challenging, and it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start. To help you get started, we’ve published this blog – keep reading to […]

Managing Mental Health at Work

Employers have a duty of care to their staff to look after not only their physical health at work, but their mental health as well. It is important that mental health conditions are treated just as seriously as physical injuries or illnesses, and that the right support is provided. Keep reading to learn more about […]

The Importance of a Cyber Security Culture in the Workplace

In this digital age, cyber threats are now a prevalent hazard to businesses that rely on technology – and these attacks will only continue to become more complicated and clever. Therefore, it is essential that workplaces foster a culture of cyber security awareness, and give their employees the tools to become effective security controls. Keep […]