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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Safety Culture
September 7, 2018

Hastam safety culture benchmarking workshop – Sept 2018

Last Wednesday was the Hastam safety culture benchmarking workshop, Front Line Safety Leaders: How can they help or hinder progress with safety culture maturity? This was done in collaboration with the Loughborough University School of Business and Economics and is part of Hastam’s Safety Culture Benchmarking Partnership. We had a good range of speakers which included Hastam consultants and business…
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General Health and Safety
August 23, 2018

Leadership

For many years the perceived wisdom was that Leaders exhibited certain key characteristics. As a consequence mere mortals’ efforts to become a Leader would fail unless their genetics contain the appropriate characteristics like charisma, the ability to inspire and passion. It was also probably fair to fall into the trap of thinking only an extravert could be a leader! Fortunately,…
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DocumentationGeneral Health and Safety
August 23, 2018

Human resources issues – Part 1

One of the ISO’s aims in mandating that all ISO management system Standards conformed to the 10 clause structure set out in Annex SL Appendix 3 was to make the integration of management systems easier. Having worked on a number of integrated management system involving ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 I know that this has worked. I have…
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General Health and Safety
August 16, 2018

Meet the Expert: Paul Mahoney

In November 2000 Paul was working as a Process Operator and Engineer at the Recycled Fibre Plant in Kemsley, Kent. He was involved in a safety incident which resulted in his left arm being severed above the elbow and during a 16 hour operation replanted. As part of our meet the expert series Paul Mahoney agreed to meet and answer some…
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General Health and SafetySafety Culture
August 2, 2018

First Line Managers – where fine words meet reality

Whatever the job title given to them – foreman, supervisor, first line manager (FLM), team leader – the men and women who are accountable for the teams who deliver the ‘front line’ work of our organisations are vital.  It is their job to turn the resources made available to them – working time, training inputs, supplies, equipment and information –…
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Announcements
August 2, 2018

NEBOSH – Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence

Earlier this year, the NEBOSH launched their new Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence .  It has been developed in partnership with the HSE and a range of business leaders, union representatives, health and safety directors, and managers.  It also draws on the Health and Safety Laboratory’s research into safety leadership and culture. We are delighted that Hastam has become…
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General Health and Safety
July 26, 2018

Standards

There has been a lot written about ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems - Requirements with guidance for use over the last few months. In my view, this is as it should be since ISO 45001 is arguably the next step change in health and safety management in the following sequence the first edition of Successful health and…
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Steve Highley
General Health and Safety
July 19, 2018

Meet the Expert: Steve Highley

Steve Highley has over 18 years industrial experience of production and safety management in major hazard chemicals manufacturing at a site that achieved year or year improvements in process safety indicators and 7 years with no lost time accidents.  This firmly established his view that successful safety management requires competent safety leadership and as much employee engagement as you can muster. …
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Announcements
July 12, 2018

Dan Terry, Safety Visionary: 8 June 1964 – 9 July 2018

Dan Terry, Safety Visionary: 8 June 1964 - 9 July 2018   It is with great sadness that we announce that we have lost a dear friend and colleague.  Dan Terry was a well-loved member of the Hastam team who joined us in 2011.  He has died at the untimely age of 54 having lived with cancer for many years.…
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