The Importance of Health and Safety Signs at Work Probably best to read this post first: What Do Safety Signs Do to Us? One of the biggest tasks faced in ensuring good health and safety practice is the communication of information. It is vital that everyone concerned understands risks and how they … [Read more...] about The Importance of Health and Safety Signs at Work
10 Fun Facts–Cognitive Bias <p><a href="https://safetyrisk.net"><img title="image" style="border: 0px currentcolor; border-image: none; display: inline; background-image: none;" border="0" alt="image" src="https://safetyrisk.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/image-2.png" width="557" … [Read more...] about 10 Fun Facts–Cognitive Bias
HSE Trip Down Memory Lane by Ken R. Roberts – First published here The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 was described as "a bold and far-reaching piece of legislation" by HSE's first Director General, John Locke. It was the beginning of the 'punitive' era. In other words government started … [Read more...] about HSE Trip Down Memory Lane
The Unintended Consequences of Safety Regulation First published 2013 and republished by request There is currently a lot of debate, confusion and frustration around the over regulation of safety and focus on administrative controls. Read the Regulators websites and it is obvious they had the … [Read more...] about The Unintended Consequences of Safety Regulation
Never ask a Safety Person if they believe in Santa A Risk Assessment of Santa’s Toy Delivery Services There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) in the world. However, since Santa does not visit children of Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or Buddhist (except maybe in Japan) religions, … [Read more...] about Never ask a Safety Person if they believe in Santa
Choosing a Safety Consultant - A Defensive Decision? A blast from the past - first published on this day in 2015 A new client complained the other day that they had engaged, with some confidence, a large National Safety Consulting Company to complete a traffic management plan. But, the consultant … [Read more...] about Choosing a Safety Consultant – A Defensive Decision?
Worlds Sexiest Safety Commercials – May offend! Sexy safety - its gonna get dirty! Ok – its the weekend again and time for some less serious safety stuff. As a public service, we have previously written a few articles about how sex and primal instinct can be used as an effective way to sell the … [Read more...] about Worlds Sexiest Safety Commercials – May offend!
“Health and Safety?? Pictures” In a recent poll 25% of our readers said they would like to see more safety related images on this site. 55% said they would like to see “funny” or “stupid” safety pictures. A reader recently brought these “health and safety” pictures to our attention. We are not … [Read more...] about A different way to promote safety – and dogs
I wrote this one a while ago and it encouraged some great comments. I was reminded of it by a recent comment on another article about auditing being nothing but a game we play so I thought I would dust it off and put it out there again. I can now add this related article to the list of further … [Read more...] about The Only Way To Do a Safety Audit Properly
I always thought this was my own original dumb joke - anyway good simple analogy from Joe Moore’s blog. I’ve audited sites where the the yellow paint on the handrails was still wet, a smart or experienced auditor can spot an obvious snow job! See it here: Studying for a blood test Studying for a … [Read more...] about Studying for a blood test…