General Health and Safety
January 15, 2019

What makes an effective Leader?

What might the world of business look and feel like if health and safety really was embedded as part of normal business activities? With the right leadership this really can become a reality. Less bureaucracy, less paper work and greater consistency in business operations. In health and safety leadership, the principles of good leadership remain valid, we are merely focusing…
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General Health and Safety
January 8, 2019

Effective Leadership in the Workplace 2019

You can now book for ‘Effective Leadership in the Workplace’ 2019 open course. Created by Andy Gordon ‘Effective Leadership in the Workplace’ is suitable for all people in leadership positions who interact with others. E.g. Directors, Managers, Supervisors, informal leaders etc.  A soft skills course which will equip you with the tools you need to lead people through your daily interactions.…
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General Health and Safety
December 20, 2018

Christmas Calamities 2

Last year we shared some Christmas Calamities with you involving the Hastam team. Due to popular demand, we are back with more tales of when things went wrong. This year we have stories from Nativities, a dog who got a double Christmas treat and a heart-warming tale of coming home for Christmas. We hope that you enjoy these memories and please…
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General Health and Safety
December 13, 2018

Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence – Course Review Dec 2018

On the 5th December, we held our second NEBOSH course ‘Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence.  The course was facilitated by Paul Haxell. NEBOSH and the HSE jointly developed this course and it is designed to support leaders who want to create an organisational culture where health and safety are valued as integral to achieving business and personal success. …
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Safety CultureSafety Management System
December 6, 2018

Safe operating procedures: how to write procedures that really work – and how to get it wrong

What does a best practice SOP look like? Don’t bother to answer the question. It matters less than this: who wrote the SOPs; how are they kept up-to-date? The quality of SOPs (and indeed any part of a SMS) is made or broken by process: the process to create the SOPs, the process for up-dating them. Here is a story…
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General Health and Safety
November 15, 2018

Developing Competence of Safety Leadership – here’s a new tool for your kit!

We too often settle for the easy option with health and safety competence assessment.  Health and safety courses often finish with a short term multiple-choice memory test.  Modest pass marks imply that it’s acceptable to have gaps in your health and safety knowledge.  But what if those gaps are the more difficult but most important things for ensuring high levels…
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General Health and Safety
November 8, 2018

Is ‘Zero Harm’ or ‘Target Zero’ a good foundation for continual improvement? And should Hastam market a ‘zero harm’ workshop?

The debate Zero harm’, or other corporate objectives with ‘zero’ as a target, is the underpinning philosophy of many large organisations world-wide.  But is this a valid and realistic corporate aim?  And among many challenges how should progress towards the objective be measured? The ‘zero harm’ debate has excited controversy, with purists in one corner; adopting organisations in the other.…
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General Health and Safety
November 1, 2018

Health and Safety Budgets: is this the end of austerity?

This week  Philip Hammond announced his budget.  At this time of year many of you are busy planning your own budgets for next year, so we thought we’d give you a hand! Of course it’s not the end of austerity in H&S.  So here are some suggestions that won’t break the bank. You may already have clear priorities for next…
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Pro-Evaluate
October 25, 2018

Why Digitise the Capture of your H&S?

It is essential to achieving compliance and beyond!  Many staff see the benefit in adopting a service that is already available to businesses using Pro-Evaluate. The survey we carried out of 1,000 workplace employees found that 75% wanted their bosses to invest in health and safety technology. 50% said it was to make workplaces safer, 64% said that it provided…
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Pro-Evaluate
October 11, 2018

Pro- Evaluate Case Study

Pro-Evaluate is a highly flexible, cost-effective, web-based software solution for managing health and safety audits, inspections, compliance and competence assessments, employee perception surveys and tracking improvement actions, with a pedigree going back over 25 years. Hastam worked in partnership with Evolve to develop the software with the mission to make it web-based, using latest techniques in responsive design to ensure…
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AnnouncementsGeneral Health and Safety
October 4, 2018

NEBOSH Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence – first course ran review!

Yesterday saw another exciting development for Hastam  as we ran our first NEBOSH Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence course! As we announced in August, we are delighted that Hastam has become one of the first consultancies to be approved to deliver this new safety course. NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) developed the course together to…
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General Health and SafetyRisk
September 27, 2018

Reflections on Vaccination, Risk Management and Safety Leadership

I will soon be heading to Ghana to run a series of safety leadership and management workshops.  It’s a trip that requires health and safety precautions. The safety issues primarily relate to the low risk of petty crime.  Sensible well-known precautions apply.  Avoid places where street theft is known to be more likely.  Minimise the value of what you take…
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