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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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General Health and Safety
September 20, 2018

Human resources issue – Part two

In my previous post I described BS 76000:2015 Human resource - Valuing people - Management system - Requirements and guidance and described how Hastam has used its requirements to include human resource issues in its Integrated Management System. In the present post I want to describe another people-related Standard we found useful, that is, BS ISO 27500:2016 The human-centred organization -…
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General Health and Safety
September 13, 2018

Meet the expert: Helen Conlin

Helen Conlin has over twenty four years’ experience in industry and consultancy with  extensive experience in supporting high technology, high and medium hazard operations. Covering technical, human and organisational factors.  She specialises in optimising the combined performance of people, technology and processes to deliver improved Safety, Health, Environment and Quality performance within critical activities and systems. As part of our…
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Announcements
September 11, 2018

Diageo Recruitment News!

Diageo are one of our Benchmarking Partners they have informed us they currently have some vacancies which may be of interest to our readership.  You can find more details about the roles in the PDF's below Role Profile Sheildhall HSE Manager Compliance Manager Role Profile Aug18 Please contact Diageo for more details or to register interest.
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