The health and safety incident management process must be timely, but these common bottlenecks may slow you down. Here’s how to avoid them.
The example rule theorizes that immediately after a large-scale disaster, our risk perception increases. We give more attention to future preparedness plans. However, as time goes by, our memory diminishes—and our perception of risk with it. When it’s not as easy to recall an example of a disaster, we tend to again underestimate that risk. … Read More
COVID-19 has forced some major workplace safety changes. Now Health and Safety personnel need to ask: does everyone doing work onsite understand these measures? The difference between ‘yes’ and ‘no’ involves a well-considered permit to work system. A formal permit to work (PTW) system documents what work is happening, when and where. A workflow tracks … Read More
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is a threat that’s here to stay. It has become clear that despite lifting some of the stricter rules, nothing will be quite the same as before. Until a more permanent solution is available, we will have to adapt the way we operate before we can return to work. … Read More
When the COVID-19 outbreak began, few perceived the world would be affected this much. Seemingly low risk aspects of life suddenly have the potential to cause incredible harm, such as grocery shopping, meeting family, or being near a colleague. The world has changed in an unprecedented manner, and we have been forced to work outside … Read More
In these uncertain times, a lot of us have changed our office desk for the kitchen table, and although we certainly feel safer from the raging pandemic outside, working from home can have its own risks to watch out for. In 2019, only 5% of all UK workers said they mainly worked from home, which … Read More
First days. No one likes them. It doesn’t matter if it is the first day at school, the first day of university, or, worst-case scenario, first day at work. We all know the symptoms: nerves, anticipation, hundreds of alarms in the morning… but are they really as bad as they’re made out to be? First … Read More