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Employee Health and Safety Involvement - Communicating with your Workforce
Part of a recognised management system such as HSG65 or ISO 18001 is the requirement that companies strive for ‘continual improvement’. On the face of it this seems like an unquestionable positive, but its pursuit is not without pitfalls. These are intended to be productive exercises aimed at improving systems and safety. Unfortunately some companies tend to forgo the bigger picture and feel it means that they should embrace new safety features as and when they become available, expecting workers to...
Towards two-way flood risk communication: current practice in a community in the UK
Despite the considerable progress in engineering works, flooding continues and is now recognized as a major and increasing challenge. This realisation has resulted in a shift in flood risk management from leaning heavily on structural measures to the incorporation of non-structural initiatives, such as communication about flood risks that is considerate of the diversity existing within communities and that encompasses the entire disaster cycle. Communities that are more aware of flood risks and possess the...
3 Safety Risks to your Business
Health and safety related incidents are more commonplace at work than you may think. According to the International Labour Organization, 153 workers have a work-related accident every 15 seconds. Think about that for a moment. No matter the industry within which you operate, there is a very real risk that something could go wrong at any given moment. And, from small to significant incidents, the impact on businesses and their employees can be profound. We think safety risks for businesses fall broadly into two...
Are the Government doing enough to protect communities from flooding?
Despite it being the official start of British summer, many locations have continued to be hit by severe flooding in the last few weeks. Locations all over the UK have been struck by severe weather warnings, and many properties have been left damaged by the continued rainfall. Unfortunately this is not considered remarkable. The UK has already seen heavy flooding since the year started, following on from years of previously high flood levels. With such severe damage to properties and livelihoods being commonplace,...
Enduramaxx registered on an Achilles community
nduramaxx is pleased to announce that they are now fully registered as a supplier on the Achilles UVDB Community (Utilities Vendor Database). Achilles UVDB is a business community for the UK utilities industry and major contractors enabling the sector to use the Achilles supplier pre-qualification system to manage risk and comply with EU procurement regulations. Achilles provides a fair, open and transparent method of supplier selection for potential buyers. UVDB is managed by a Steering Group consisting of...