November 23, 2017

It is not uncommon in some work places to see health and safety signs on absolutely
everything. But is it really necessary?

The reality is that safety signs should only be used where signifiant hazards exists.
Furthermore, they also only be bought into play if the hazard has not been controlled by other means. Of course, there are some occasions where sign...

November 23, 2017

For many people risk assessments are the epitome of health and safety has gone ‘mad’. They find the mere thought of the workplace being made safe by a piece of paper laughable. This is, in fact, the way it is for many workplaces but it doesn’t need to be.

If your attitude towards risk assessments resonates with the above, then you have missed the purpose...

November 21, 2017

This is the last of the three part Human Failure Series.  If you've missed the other editions please click here for Part 1 (Slips and Lapses) and here for Part 2 (Mistakes).

What is a Violation?

A violation is a very common human failure.  It is an international breach of rules and leads to lots of injuries at work. 

There are several types of violation whic...

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