Contractor management is your responsibility

Are you certain you and your organisation are doing everything practicably possible (practicably possible means feasible and is capable of being done) with contractor management to prevent harm and protect your business while contractors are operating on your site? Are you thinking, as you yet haven’t had a major problem, why do I need to change? […]

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If you can’t prove it, you haven’t done it

Are you aware of all the implications of H&S legislation for your business?   “Complacency when it comes to safety may be the biggest mistake you’ll ever make.” Would you play a game of football or a board game without first understanding the rules? Your answer is likely to be ‘No!’ as the lack of […]

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IoD Notts/Derby – Staying Safe & Legal

As a Director, at what point did you recognise your responsibility for Health and Safety or your legal and moral obligations? This event will not only highlight the sentencing guidelines, and the significant increase in fines but also the common misunderstanding of the possible punitive actions arising from a prosecution under corporate manslaughter. The Director […]

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Measuring failures in business

Measuring failures in health and safety are never easy, but effective management and auditing will provide a solution.   Measurement is an essential step in every business management process to provide continual improvement. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) state: The foundation of effective performance measurement is an effective planning system, which produces specifications and […]

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Drug and Alcohol dismissal can be costly

Drug and alcohol misuse is always a hot health & safety topic in today’s businesses. For employers failing to manage this correctly, it can be a costly error.   The latest statistics available are as follows: Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in 2014 highlighted that drugs and alcohol are the […]

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Education, Education, Education

Can a lack of understanding of health and safety responsibilities really impact on your businesses operations and finances?   Let’s remind ourselves, we all have a business we own, work for or sub-contract for. Every business has a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage health and safety, The first stage must […]

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How would Safety PAL have prevented Brian’s £1.1m fine?

A normal day on a construction site, sun shining and busy workers. All workers collectively (to save time) received their normal morning work and safety briefing; they then proceeded on to their daily tasks. Just before lunch, one worker, let’s call him Dave, lent an extendable ladder up against a high-level conveyor belt in order […]

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Safety PAL attending the SafeStart18

Please join Safety PAL at the award-winning exhibition focused on safety and innovation. Safety PAL supports SAFESTART in it’s deliverly of a clear and coherent safety message across the entire railway industry by providing a focused platform for the industry to get together and begin the year with safety at the forefront to undertaking work […]

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7 essential tips for creating a positive safety culture in 2018

Be honest! Are you and your organisation robust enough to deal with an accident or visit from an inspector?  In my career as a worker, manager, inspector and director, I wish I had a £1 for every time someone said to me, “my health and safety is top notch, I have all the health and safety I need and those […]

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