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Expert advice - why investing in H&S is cheaper than not.

Posted by Gemma Nightingale on Mar 31, 2017 2:59:43 PM

According to the consultants at Arinite Health and Safety, the cost of complying with H&S regulations is much cheaper than the average fines being handed out.  Take into account compensation payments, reputational damage and prison sentences for negligent directors, and you end up with a very compelling case.  Rather than asking whether they can afford to be compliant, more and more organisations are realising that they simply can't afford not to be.

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Topics: management system, health and safety, automated workflow software, H&S fines

How Automated Management Systems Improve H&S

Posted by Abigail Moss on Aug 22, 2016 4:26:12 PM

Perhaps you have heard stories (both good and bad) about Health and Safety Management Systems, maybe you’re already using a system or maybe you simply prefer the old fashioned spreadsheet way. Whatever you have heard or experienced, a H&S Management System does in fact enable you to comply with regulations and other requirements more efficiently.  It will help your business minimize injuries and occupational illnesses, and it will help keep your costs down.

There are definitely some expenses and some risks with implementing a H&S management system, we cannot deny that, but most costs and risks are offset by the good that comes from implementing a H&S management system with automation features.

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Topics: management system, health and safety, automated workflow software

Electrical Safety at Work

Posted by Abigail Moss on Jul 27, 2016 12:11:55 PM

Electricity is a familiar and necessary part of everyday life. Essential as it is, it also presents a very real danger to people and property. In the workplace, there are some simple but essential safety precautions to take when working with, or near, electricity.

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Topics: health and safety, electrical safety

Benefits of Good Health and Safety

Posted by Abigail Moss on Jul 22, 2016 3:05:21 PM

Although it is essential to have good safety standards in the workplace, many still look past it. So why is it important to ensure the workplace is safe and that there are no risks to employees? 

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Topics: health and safety, workplace

Top 7 Challenges Health and Safety Leaders Face

Posted by Abigail Moss on Jul 15, 2016 8:45:22 AM

Health and safety leaders are in one of the busiest professions. It's hard to keep on top of all your jobs on your list, as well as dealing with the day-to-day challenges that present themselves.

We’ve identified the Top 7 challenges H&S leaders face. If we’ve missed any tell us about it in the comments below.

 

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Topics: health and safety, leaders

BREXIT’s impact on Health and Safety

Posted by Abigail Moss on Jul 8, 2016 10:15:30 AM

Following Britain’s decision to leave the EU, it is likely changes will occur in the Health and Safety industry. However, at this moment in time nothing is certain, and it’s hard to know what those changes will be.

Having read seemingly endless articles and spoken to leading health and safety organisations, we've pulled together this blog sumarising the impact Brexit is likely to have.

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Topics: health and safety, eu referendum

Quick Quiz: Put your Health and Safety knowledge to the test!

Posted by Abigail Moss on Jun 27, 2016 4:25:16 PM

How well do you think you compare to your peers when it comes to your understanding of Health and Safety? 

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Topics: health and safety

What is mental health and why is it so important?

Posted by Abigail Moss on Jun 27, 2016 2:47:38 PM

One in four people in the UK suffer from mental health problems at some point in their life. Mental health problems such as Anxiety and Depression can be very common, which is why it is so important to notice the signs.

As a Health and Safety Manager it is your job to look after your employees' health and safety to completely fulfil your job role. 

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Topics: health and safety, mental health, work related stress

Top 5 Health and Safety Apps

Posted by Abigail Moss on Jun 24, 2016 9:42:56 AM

Advances in technology mean that not only are you more contactable than ever, but you are also more connected.

Want to learn more about health and safety? There's an app for that. Want to check the ambient noise level? There's an app for that too.

So here we have listed the Top 5 Health and Safety Apps you can use on a daily basis to brush up your knowledgeand ensure the health and safety of yourself and others around you. We have no affiliation with any of the apps detailed in this blog.

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Topics: health and safety, knowledge, applications

6 Ways to Get the Best Out of your Suppliers

Posted by Abigail Moss on Jun 20, 2016 4:29:44 PM

Suppliers can have a big impact on your business. By having a good relationship with your suppliers you can gain the following benefits: better prices, lead times, service and terms. 

Many managers seem to think that when they place the order, they're in the dominant position and can make unreasonable demands. Don't get me wrong not all managers have this attitude, but a significant amount have. 

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Topics: HSE, health and safety, suppliers

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