Sheiiba  Services

Sheiiba Services

Sheiiba provides companies with the tools to share best practice know-how in health & safety and to compare safety performance with other organisations. Founded in 1997, sheiiba is the Safety, Health and Environment Intra Industry Benchmarking Association. HSE practitioners from around 250 leading companies from 40 sectors have used sheiiba to improve company practices by adopting and adapting what has been proven to work elsewhere. Sheiiba saves health and safety professionals from reinventing the wheel, providing new routes to improving processes and ultimately, performance.

Company details

PO Box 13881 , Edinburgh , Scotland EH15 1ZQ United Kingdom

Locations Served

Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Health and Safety
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

Members can:
  • anonymously put their own questions to the wider group and receive responses from others who can help
  • view an archive of 650 questions and some 2000 responses categorised into over 150 separate topics. 
  • Download information from a library of 1500 original company documents, standards and guideline.
  • Input accident data into the performance charting tool and view their performance relative to others.

The benefits are that members can:

  • Network with professional counterparts.
  • Cross compare with others’ processes and check that their own standards are at least as good as if not better than others’ and if not , use the experience of fellow members to improve them.
  • Draw-down know-how as required and learn from organisations that have implemented processes, saving them from conceiving, developing and testing home-grown ideas.
  • Compare accident rates with others to establish relative performance either by whole company or by business process.

As one of our members said: “Sheiiba has proven itself time and again to be the best source of ideas and information on improving Health and Safety management that we have come across. The service is well conceived, well delivered and is excellent value'

Sheiiba is part of Corporate Benchmarking Services Limited  - a company that specialises in Health & Safety benchmarking and inter company practice-sharing. We offer a variety of services beyond sheiiba, including:  HSE Data capture and reporting software for large companies who use our systems for routine capture and processing of company performance data across the HSE mix.  Mini Sheiiba; discreet and private versions of sheiiba for trade associations and business groups; Bespoke benchmarking research studies on any aspect of HS&E. Business Process Benchmarking; helping companies compare safety performance across key specific business processes. Single Industry safety benchmarking: our systems capture quarterly accident data by cause and type for 11 water utilities and allow users to build charts and tables by company, time period, type and cause – allowing them to identify where they are underperforming compared with their peers.  HeadsTogether Seminars; is our seminar series that brings she practitioners together from across industry to share practices with one other based on  their own experience of what works.

Sheiiba’s purpose is to provide a knowledge base and benchmarking source for HSE practitioners who want to learn from other companies, help others when they can and compare performance with their peers.
Companies join sheiiba to take advantage of the depth and quality of Health, Safety and Environmental information immediately available to them at minimal cost. Every day our members log on to search for information that will help them find new and better ways to manage H, S & E.
Sheiiba provides a variety of tools to deliver this, including a Q & A tool which allows users to anonymously pose questions to the wider group and receive direct responses from those who can help. Often attached to these are company documents, standards and guidelines which enquirers can adapt or adopt as they see fit. 

After ten years sheiiba can now boast the most comprehensive online library of documents available from the UK’s leading companies. The ability to connect directly with other members also provides an extensive professional network. Questions and documents are organised by topic, so for example a search for Stress will produce 11 questions plus their answers and 37 documents, from companies ranging from British Airways, the London Borough of Ealing, to Rio Tinto and Zurich Insurance.

If members can’t find what they want – they just ask.

Each January and May, sheiiba collects accident and ill health data from its members. From this raw data performance charts of frequency, incidence and days lost rates are created. These span both single day lost time injuries and >3 day lost time injuries. We have the capacity to work with any KPI including OSHA rates.

Members can elect whether to appear anonymously or with their company name visible. Also produced on demand are sector-specific charts where a number of companies agree to participate. Any trade association can use sheiiba’s performance function for a nominal charge. Our systems allow us to use any rate for benchmarking.

Business Process Benchmarking
Many organisations complain of the difficulty of finding true benchmarking partners as they regard themselves either as unique or because they are involved in so many different activities. However, many of these share common business activities or functions with others and this presents a good opportunity for like-with-like benchmarking. For example: call centres, field and sales staff branch networks and office safety.  Sheiiba’s performance element now offers members the opportunity not just to benchmark whole company performance at the year-end but also to benchmark performance relating to a specific processes.

Information on sheiiba is categorised under the following topic headings:

Accident Costing/Investigation, Accident Prevention Tools - Du Pont, Age Discrimination, AIDS / HIV, Asbestos Management, Assault / Threatening behaviour, Auditing, Avian Influenza, Back Pain and ULD,  Behavioural Safety, Benchmarking, Bomb Threats, Building Inspections, Business Practices, Call Centres, CDM Regulations,  Chemicals/Solvents/ Hazardous/Radioactive, Climate Change, Climate Survey, Comah Regulations,  Committee  Meetings, Communicating Health and Safety,  Competency, Computer/IT/Internet, Conference Speakers, Confined Spaces, Construction, Contractor Safety, COSHH, Costs, Investments, CSR Corporate Social Responsibility, Cycling, Data, Record Storage/Retention Defibrillators, Demonstrators / Trespassers, Design standards and documentation, Directors  Responsibility, Disability, Display Screens, Drugs and  Alcohol, DSEAR (Dangerous Substances Explosive Atmospheres Regulations), Electricity / Static / Thermography, Emergency/Crisis/Major Accident Management, Employees Charters, Programmes, Engineering Safety, Epilepsy, Equal Opportunities, Ergonomics, Event Management, Excavation, Eyes/sight protection, Fire Safety, First Aid, Flame gas cutting, Gases, Golden Rules: HS and E Issues, H and S Policy, H and S Reports, H and S Values, HACCUP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points), HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration), Hazards Monitoring, Heights; working at, HGV Loading, High Voltage, Home Working, Hospital attendance, Hot Environments / Works, HS and E Integrated Policies, Incentive Schemes and Awards, Incidence Reporting/Investigation, Induction Training, International/Overseas, ISO 14001, Just Culture, Kennel Facilities, Knives: Sharp/Open blades, KPIs - Key Performance Indicators, Laboratory Accidents, Leadership, Leading Performance Indicators, Legal Issue, Legionella, Lone Workers, Machinery and Equipment, Management Issues/Systems, Management of Change, Manual Handling, Material Safety and Data Sheet - MSDS – creation, Medical Research, Mobile phone use, Mobile/offsite/outdoor work force safety, MSDS, Multiple Sclerosis MS, Near Misses, Needles, Noise and Hearing Conservation, Occupational Health, Occupational Road Risk, Office Health and Safety, OHSAS 18001, Operational Safety Compliance, PAT (Portable Appliance Testing), Permits, Planning, Posters, Photos and Signage, PPE/Emergency Equipment, Pregnancy and Childcare, Process Safety, Procurement, Property Management, PUWER, Rehabilitation, Responsibility v Accountability, Revitalising H & S, Risk Assessments, RTAs - Road Traffic Accidents, Safe Work Procedures, Safety Method Statements, SAP, SARS, Security, Shared Services, Shear Council, Shift change-over, Shift Work, Slips, Trips and Falls, Smoking, Sports and Adventure, Storage and Racking, Stress, Supervisor Safety, Swine influenza A (H1N1), Telematics, Toolbox Talks, Training, Trauma Counselling, Travel, Unions, UV Protection, Valves, Vehicles/Mobile Plant, Vessels at Sea, Volunteer Work, Warehousing, Weather, Wellbeing in the Workplace / Workplace welfare, WRULD, WTR (Working Time Regulations), Young persons/children.

The QUICK SEARCH tool at the top of the sheiiba web site allows users to select topics. The results show the questions that members have asked as well as documents on the subject available in the library. If you click on a question title it will open the full question with the replies from our members beneath. In total there are 695 questions archived with over 2000 responses. Many replies contain attachments. These are the company policies, standards, guidelines and other documents that members have sent with their replies.
Documents are contained within their own library. These are catalogued by date but can also be accessed via a topic based QUICK SEARCH and by word search. There are now 1255 company documents available to members, divided across over 100 categories which members can download and adapt for their own requirements.

Sheiiba members come from all industry sectors; both private and public. In the main, they are large UK / International organisations within the FTSE top 250. Individual users tend to be senior practitioners from the HSE management team with Safety and Occupational Health professionals making up the majority.  They include:  ACCENTURE, ADVANTICA, ANGLIAN WATER SERVICES, AVIVA, AWE PLC, BABCOCK MARINE, BABCOCK RAIL LIMITED, BAE SYSTEMS - GLOBAL COMBAT SYSTEMS, BAE SYSTEMS LAND SYSTEMS MUNITIONS, BAE SYSTEMS OPERATIONS LTD - MILITARY AIR SOLUTIONS, BAYER PLC, BBC, BP CHEMICALS LTD, BP INTERNATIONAL LTD, BRITISH AIRWAYS PLC, BRITISH ENERGY GENERATION LTD, BRITISH WATERWAYS, BROOKFIELD EUROPE, BT PLC, CAREFUSION CORPORATION, CARPHONE WAREHOUSE, CENTRICA PLC, COCA-COLA,  CORUS GROUP PLC, CROWN EUROPE GROUP SERVICES, DE LA RUE PLC, DHL EXPRESS, DOW CORNING LTD, E.ON UK PLC, EAST AYRSHIRE COUNCIL, EDF ENERGY SOURCING & CUSTOMER SUPPLY BRANCH, ENVIRONMENT AGENCY, FIRST SCOTRAIL LTD, HOME OFFICE HQ, INEOS MANUFACTURING SCOTLAND LTD, ITV, J SAINSBURY PLC, LAFARGE CEMENT UK, LAING O'ROURKE, LILLY UK, LLOYDS BANKING GROUP,  LLOYDS PHARMACY LIMITED, LOGICA,  MARSHALLS PLC, MITIE GROUP PLC,  MRC, NATIONAL GRID, NETWORK RAIL, NEXT PLC, NORTHUMBRIAN WATER LTD, NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING AUTHORITY, PEPSICO INTERNATIONAL (UK), PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED, PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY, PREMIER POWER LTD, PRUDENTIAL PLC,  QINETIQ, REXAM PLC, ROLLS-ROYCE PLC, ROYAL MAIL GROUP, RWE NPOWER, SCOTTISH POWER PLC, SERCO BUSINESS SERVICES, SEVERN TRENT WATER, SGP PROPERTY AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT LTD, SHELL EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION UK, SOUTHERN WATER SERVICES LTD.,  SSL INTERNATIONAL PLC, TESCO STORES LTD, THALES GROUP, UK COAL MINING LTD, UNITED UTILITIES PLC, WASTE RECYCLING GROUP, WESTINGHOUSE RAIL SYSTEMS LTD, YOUNGS BLUECREST SEAFOOD LTD, ZURICH INSURANCE.