Blog entries by Lee Sadd

  1. It’s 2019, and it might surprise you to learn that we still have to convince some people to take health & safety seriously. Some businesses think they are simply too small to have to worry about it, or think that their workplace doesn’t harbour any risks just because they aren’t working with...
  2. [IMG] We often think of the work we undertake on site as being the most safety critical part of the job. Yet the tasks carried out by individuals are also often the easiest and most predictable to control, and the ones we have the most experience dealing with. A lesser appreciated but equally...
  3. [IMG] Most businesses are aware of the obligation to carry out health & safety risk assessments, and to train staff who might be undertaking dangerous tasks. Fewer employers however appreciate the full scope of the role employees should have in forming health & safety policy, or go to great...
  4. [IMG] While none of us like to think about it, we are constantly at risk from any number of maladies. While most won’t come to pass, it is worth catering for every possible eventuality, and having a first aid policy that can tackle illness and injuries as they arise. Despite this, many small...
  5. [IMG] After five years of deliberation involving members from hundreds of countries, the latest occupational health & safety (OHS) framework, ISO 45001, has finally been approved. A three-year transition period will be enacted from March, allowing for businesses with and without older...