Care cutbacks can cost lives

03 November, 2011

The government’s latest economies are hitting people who need care to continue to live independently.  This seems to be in opposition to another core ‘value’ they announced, not all that long ago – to reduce fire deaths in people’s homes.

If people who need care have less care, they are more at risk in the event of a fire.  If they live in a building with a stay-put policy – meaning that they don’t leave their home unless the fire actually

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Training for a safe workplace

25 October, 2011

Many people think that, in order to train people, they must attend a formal training session in a classroom environment, however, that isn’t really true.  People learn by many different methods from reading a poster to learning by doing.

  • People learn from reading posters, signs and written procedures.
  • They can learn by working with an experienced colleague who will ‘show them the ropes’.  This used to be known as ‘sitting by Nellie’.
  • In today’s technological age some things can be learned by using
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Signs & signals to keep people safe

21 October, 2011

Travelling to and from work you see many signs and signals to warn and inform drivers, but when you arrive in the workplace are you as familiar with the signs around the building and what they mean?

There are four main categories:

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The first Safety Games!

30 September, 2011

We’re asked to do some unusual things from time to time and this article that was published in Safety Management (published with permission) demonstrates one of our unique consultancy projects.

Superyacht manufacturer holds shipshape Safety Olympics

On a sunny day in August, Pendennis Worldclass Superyachts one of Cornwall’s largest employers and a member of the British Safety Council, held a day of interactive safety games followed by the British Safety Council’s level 1 examination. Based in Falmouth Docks, Pendennis is one of

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R is for Risk Management

28 September, 2011

R is for Risk Management

Risk management is a business process rather than a safety process – it affects all areas of your business. I like to use this equation:

Risk = Opportunity + Instinct

and your ROI = Reward

The first step in risk management is

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