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Are you working safely during Covid-19?

Covid-19 has impacted on all of us, whether personal or in our working lives. The way we interact with each other and the way we work is being shaped for the future.

We are here to help you through these challenging times helping you to work safely. Many people are working from home and others are starting to return to workplaces where working practice and appearance will be different. 

Remember that we are here to assist you.

Training

All face to face training courses have been suspended and dates will be reviewed subject to Government advice in relation to the Coronavirus. We can be contacted by telephone and email to provide advice and guidance and record interest/registration for future courses.

Please refer to UK and Scottish Government and NHS for advice in relation to the action to be taken to help manage the risk from coronaviris at work and at home. We all have a part to play in looking after each other in our wider community. Good hygiene practice is essential.

Health and Safety – Now we are no longer in the EU

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have indicated that the same duties and responsibilities apply during the transition period until 31st December 2020. The HSE now have a section on their website to provide updates.

2020 Course dates  – view training page

Health and Safety for Strategic Leaders to help you manage your health and safety –

We are now accredited to deliver the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence. Look out for open course dates in 2020. In-house courses also possible with this one day course.

Register your interest for a course at any time

Why not invest in your future or employees and business future?

Contact us to find out how we can support you. Training open courses available to individuals and employers.

IOSH licenced training provider for IOSH Working Safely course

– Health and safety passport or certificate

Ten pupils from Gleniffer High School were awarded their IOSH Passports just in 2019. Hopefully this will give them the edge in future employment or further education. Congratulations. If you are a Renfrewshire School let us know if you would be interested in this course.

Feature in Business Matters published by Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

Read how you can become a life saver by looking after your health and safety and others around you. www.renfrewshirechamber.com

Health and Wellbeing

There are many individuals, who having been diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment or recovering from cancer, wish to stay at work or return to work. This can be challenging for individuals and employees who may lack knowledge and understanding; particularly with smaller employers who do not have occupational health support. McMillan cancer have recently produced a toolkit for employers to assist in dealing with such situations. Check out McMillan website for details.

Looking to the future

We should also take every opportunity through schools, colleges and universities to promote the benefits of managing health and safety and the need to take responsibilities for our actions. We should look to the benefits of managing for health and safety and create opportunities for future leaders.

The Benefits of Managing Health and Safety

Have you considered that through embracing health and safety management of risks with other business risks you may be able to receive a reduction in your insurance premiums.

6 Tips to Manage Health and Safety at Work

  1. Plan – how you intend to manage health and safety by setting a policy, considering responsibilities and putting arrangements in place.
  2. Do – Undertake risk assessments and ensure that control measures are proportionate to the risk (focus on the significant risks).
  3. Do – Train employees to ensure they are competent to do the job safely.
  4. Do – Establish good communications which includes engaging/consulting with employees and their representatives.
  5. Check – Monitor what is happening through workplace inspections and including health and safety as an agenda item at meetings.
  6. Act – Learn from experience taking action to continually improve performance.

How Important is the health and wellbeing of Your Employees?

Whilst the effects of an accident, in terms of injury, is immediately apparent the effects on health may take many years before effects identified.

  • Exposure to substances at work.
  • Musculoskeletal issues from sitting, manual handling or repetitive tasks.
  • Stress from working conditions or personal circumstances or changes impacting on persons.
  • Substance misuse.

As an employer these are areas you need to consider and as an employee you need to identify issues and assist your employer in controlling and managing the risks arising from work activities.

The Third Sector – Charities, engage with more volunteers than employees and the same health and safety responsibilities  apply. If you need assistance to help you to manage for health and safety please contact us and discuss how we can help.

Pulse Radio 98.4FM Business Matters – A memorable experience.

In December 2013 Fred Cullum (Enable Safety Ltd, on right) was a guest on Pulse Radio, Business Matters hosted by Andy Goldberg (Action Coach, on left).

It makes good business sense to embrace health and safety.