Before writing this post I sat here wondering just how many other Graduate Members of IOSH found themselves in a similar position to me; that is having passed the IPD Open Exam, passed one 700 word essay but failed another? I received notification of just that 10 days ago; was I surprised? Well, yes I… Read More IOSH IPD
Planning for a Health and Safety Management System Step 1 Senior management and Director commitment are essential for any Health and Safety Management System to be effective. A formal Health and Safety Policy Statement should be produced and signed by the Managing Director / Chief Executive. Step 2 Once you have formal, written commitment from… Read More Planning for Health and Safety
Risk assessment is not just about identifying hazards found in the workplace and assessing the risks from those hazards and taking the appropriate actions to reduce the risk; it also calls for risk assessing the activities of employees on the road. There was a complete failure to assess the risks in getting from A-B for… Read More Driver Risk Assessment
Controlling contractors working on your premises can help you to prevent accidents from occurring and more importantly reduce the risk of fire outbreak as a direct result of poor working practices. For all your risk assessment needs contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I reach that bit up there? Just another example of poor health and safety planning. For support/advice contact me on email@example.com
How many breaches of Health and Safety can you identify from the attached image? Now in the past I’ve seen countless images of forklifts and ladders in use together, forklifts raising other forklifts and never quite believed that the images hadn’t been cut and pasted to create an illusion. But having taken this photo I… Read More Forklift/Work at Height Risk Assessment
A burn no matter how minor when caused at work demonstrates a failure in H&S Control Measures designed to protect employees from harm. Simple measures for example the wearing of PPE would at the very least minimise the risk of contact with naked flames/hot surfaces. Remember a minor burn today could be far more serious… Read More Burns
Just 15 minutes of continued use of a power driver demonstrates the effect of poor blood flow around the hand. For anyone not familiar with the affects of continued exposure to vibration hazards, long-term injuries could be: Vibration White Finger (VWF) Bone, tissue and joint damage Nerve damage Refer to HSE website for additonal information.
Now I know it’s good practice to include fire extinguishers in the workplace, but what good is it if you mix them and then don’t have anything in place to inform the potential user which one is used with water or electrics?