General Health and Safety
June 7, 2018

Let Hastam help transform the safety performance of your organisation.

At Hastam we want to help organisations transform their safety perfomance. Here are 6 suggestions of ways that we can help you: 1: Upskill the H&S professionals, managers and supervisors in your organisation Training is always key to ensuring that those responsible for safety in the organisation are equipped to do the job. For example, if you had an incident…
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AnnouncementsGeneral Health and Safety
May 31, 2018

Meet the Expert: Paul Haxell

Paul enjoyed a successful career in the Civil Engineering sector of the UK Construction Industry before focusing his attention into the Health Safety and Environment domain of UK business. As part of our meet the expert series Paul Haxell agreed to meet and answer some questions about his experience in the field of Health and Safety Where do you fit…
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Croyden tram crash
General Health and Safety
May 24, 2018

Croydon Tram Crash 2016 pt3

The importance of blame-free confidential reporting, and the role of CIRAS (Richard is an independent member of the Committee that oversees the work of CIRAS.  However the views expressed here, and in Parts 1 and 2, are his own.) Croydon Tram Crash - Part one Croydon Tram Crash - Part two The Rail Accident Investigation Board’s (RAIB’s) Croydon Report "Engine-drivers…
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Croyden tram crash
General Health and Safety
May 17, 2018

Croydon Tram Crash 2016 pt2

This the second of three posts reviewing some of the causal factors of the accident, relying on The Rail Accident Investigation Board’s (RAIB’s) Croydon Report.  The Report is excellent, though I hope that in subsequent RAIB complex reports an ‘Events and Causal Factors Analysis’  (ECFA) is included that provides a ‘map’ of the incident, showing how all parts of the…
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Documentation
May 10, 2018

Audit – Best Practice

In June last year I wrote about the two main types of audit used by health and safety professionals, that is, management system audits and risk based audits. The publication of ISO 45001 earlier this year has prompted me to have another look at management system auditing in the light of this new Standard. My main gripe in this earlier…
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Croyden tram crash
Uncategorized
April 30, 2018

The Croydon – Sandilands junction – Tram crash on 9 November 2016

This is the first blog by Professor Richard Booth who has written a 3 - part series around the Croydon Tram Crash. What caused the tram to overturn leading to seven fatalities?  What were the underlying causes?  What are the general lessons? The Rail Accident Investigation Board (RAIB) Report published in December 2017 goes far to answer these questions. Perhaps…
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General Health and Safety
April 26, 2018

Meet the Expert: Steve Fletcher

Steve Fletcher is the newest member of the Hastam team, he has in excess of 35 years experience in Leadership and Management, Change Management and Development, Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) Consultancy and Training, initially in operational and strategic roles and specialising in training and consulting during the last 17 years. As part of our meet the Expert series Steve…
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Risk Assessment
April 16, 2018

Are you taking risks with risk assessment?

Risk assessment is fundamental to effective health and safety management and is vital for good corporate governance.  As discussed in Richard Booth’s recent post, central to most organisation’s approach to risk assessment is some form of risk matrix.  The purpose of this post is to challenge you to consider if your current risk matrix and how it is used meets…
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Pro-Evaluate
April 5, 2018

ZERO paperwork – the future of good health and safety practise

Pro-Evaluate (formerly CHASE) 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. Health and Safety in the workplace figures made for pretty terrible reading at the end of last year. The HSE published their statistics for…
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Richard Booth
General Health and Safety
March 29, 2018

Meet the Expert: Richard Booth

After a mechanical engineering apprenticeship at the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA), Richard Booth was promoted to Research Engineer in 1964 studying vehicle safety and durability. He was appointed as a Lecturer in Safety and Health at Aston University in 1972 and received his Chair in 1978. He was elected Professor Emeritus in 2007. As part of our meet the…
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Richard Booth
Expert WitnessGeneral Health and Safety
March 29, 2018

Meet the Expert: Richard Booth – Expert Witness edition

After a mechanical engineering apprenticeship at the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA), Richard Booth was promoted to Research Engineer in 1964 studying vehicle safety and durability. He was appointed as a Lecturer in Safety and Health at Aston University in 1972 and received his Chair in 1978. He was elected Professor Emeritus in 2007. As part of our meet the…
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Uncategorized
March 22, 2018

ISO 45001 – at last!

ISO 45001 was published on 12 March. I was beginning to think that I would never be able to type ‘ISO 45001 was published …’ - I seem to have been writing about DISs and DIS2s and FDISs for years. However, it is here now and I would like to bring you up to date with what this will mean…
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