Communication – Consultation with Employees

Communication is a key aspect of ensuring workplace health and safety – through the use of effective communication methods, workers can be kept informed of potential risks and the preventive and protective measures necessary to control these risks. There are many different ways to communicate health and safety information to your employees, depending of factors […]

Week Commencing 17/01/2022 – In The News

Thirty employees diagnosed with HAVS A glass and glazing company which installs and repairs glass windscreens and side windows to buses, coaches, motor homes and trains, has been fined for failing to adequately control the risk to its employees from using vibrating tools. Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of PSV Glass and Glazing Limited […]

Safety Spotlight – Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution & Health and Safety Site Induction

As part of January’s Hazard of the Month, Lack of Communication, we’re highlighting three key areas: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution and Health and Safety Site Induction. Communication Skills Communication skills have an important role in the workplace for a number of reasons – not only can they be greatly beneficial to productivity and teamwork, but […]

Week Commencing 10/01/2022 – In The News

Worker calls ‘bailiffs’ on Jaguar Land Rover after firm fails to pay £250,000 award A man has called the ‘bailiffs’ on Jaguar Land Rover after the multi-billion-pound car company allegedly failed to pay his £250,000 employment tribunal award. Brian Fox was a life-long employee of JLR, having secured a job there aged just 16 years old. […]

Week Commencing 03/01/2022 – In The News

FA, Premier League, EFL & PFA announces joint brain health initiative The FA, Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers Association (PFA) have announced a new joint action plan on understanding, promoting, and protecting brain health. The plan focuses on research, education, awareness, and support for players. It will bring together all workstreams and resources to manage […]

Week Commencing 20/12/2021 – In The News

Top ten tips for lone working over the festive period As the countdown to Christmas begins it’s important to remember the added risks this time of year can bring. It’s always imperative to look after your lone workers, and to consider your personal safety when working alone –  but even more so when a situation […]

Week Commencing 22/11/2021 – In The News

Contractor and security company fined after security guard dies of hypothermia at windfarm Two companies have been fined following an incident where a security guard died after being found lying face down and hypothermic, in deep snow, at a remote hillside in Ayrshire. Ronald Alexander died in hospital after being “exposed to extreme weather conditions” […]

First Aid: Head Injuries and Concussion

Prominent in the news recently are the stories of several former elite level rugby players suing the RFU for brain damage following repeated concussions from playing the sport. Most notably Steve Thompson, a member of the World Cup Winning Squad in 2003, who says he cannot remember any of the games he played in. A […]

Safety Spotlight – Driving Safely and Lone Working

As part of November’s Hazard of the Month, we’re highlighting two key areas: Driving Safely and Lone Working. Driving Safely Despite travel restrictions as part of the Government’s COVID-19 response causing a reduction in road casualties and fatalities, reported numbers were still alarmingly high – with 115,584 reported casualties and 1,460 reported deaths reported in 2020. Road safety […]

Week Commencing 08/11/2021 – In The News

Impact of climate change on workers’ health and safety With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in full swing, SHP looks at the importance of the event on a global scale, while also focusing on how the effects of climate change are seeping into the workplace, exploring what businesses can do to safeguard staff and […]