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Health & Safety Training Courses from ProAktive

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world-leading chartered body for health and safety professionals.  The IOSH Managing Safely certificate is targeted at managers in any organisation or sector who are required to manage risk and resources.  The course aims to: Ensure that safety issues are appreciated by those who are employed […]

HSE Strategy for 2017

Often, if you get a visit from the dreaded HSE Inspector, you can be left feeling that they have focused on some strange things. These might seem completely arbitrary and not a reflection of the true hazards present in your business. Actually, the Inspector’s focus is anything but strange! Each year the HSE identifies a […]

The impact of new HSE Sentencing Guidelines

Health and Safety is a serious matter and the consequences of getting it wrong can be devastating. Despite this, we all know some companies who have ‘gotten away with it’. That said, things might just have changed. Not only has the HSE introduced “Fee for Intervention”, (a charge of £129 per hour for intervention), but […]

The importance of a positive health and safety culture.

An organisation’s culture can have as big an influence on safety outcomes as the safety management system. The safety culture of an organisation relates to the values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behaviour that determine a company’s commitment to health and safety management. Key aspects of an effective culture:  Management commitment: If employees can […]

Occupational Road Safety

Both businesses and individuals put themselves at risk of enforcement action and prosecution by not addressing the issue of occupational road safety. In 2008 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) changed its enforcement policy. As a result, if they investigate an accident or incident they will consider the entire management chain of the organisation, and […]