Workplace Hazards and Safety Signs

Workplace Hazards and Safety Signs

Hazard and safety signs and symbols play an important role when it comes to “managing” safety. Do you know them and their differences? The ISO 7010:2019 Standard is the technical standard for hazard and safety signs and symbols. ISO 7010 uses the colours...
Types of Workplace Hazards

Types of Workplace Hazards

Think about common workplace hazards at your office, processes, activities and generically (e.g., at home, driving etc). Depending on your audience (i.e., Office, Process, Activities or Generic) discuss the following: What Hazards would you/ the team consider is the...
“Zero Accidents”- Realistic or just a pipe dream?

“Zero Accidents”- Realistic or just a pipe dream?

I am sure you have heard of “Zero accidents”…but is it realistic or just a pipe dream? A pipe dream is defined (Ref: Merriam Webster Dictionary) as:  “An illusory or fantastic plan, hope, or story”. I guess we have all seen those images...
“CHIMES” for slip trip fall risk mitigation

“CHIMES” for slip trip fall risk mitigation

It’s that time of the year in the UK (Dec 2019), when the risk potential for slips, trips and falls (STF) outside tend to increase. Christian Harris is the founder of Slip Safety Services and he helps his Clients understand STF risks and reduce accidents via...
Confirmation Bias: That Old Devil

Confirmation Bias: That Old Devil

Since 2000, I have seen progressive interest regarding human psychology related to behaviour and habits associated with risk and workplace safety management. One specific aspect has kept my attention throughout my career in Risk and Safety Management and that is...
5 Reasons For Having a Safety Management System (SMS)

5 Reasons For Having a Safety Management System (SMS)

Management system objectives can relate to a number of different topics, including product or service quality, operational efficiency, environmental performance, health and safety in the workplace and many more. Based on standards or best practices, a Safety...