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General Health and Safety

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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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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General Health and Safety
July 9, 2018

Goal! – What went wrong? What went right?

An example of a risk management approach to football is to consider opposition goal scoring opportunities as hazardous events.  A range of threats have the potential to lead to the hazardous event and there are a range of outcomes that could lead from the hazardous event. The picture below illustrates this using a barrier model (i.e. Bow Tie Analysis) showing…
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General Health and Safety
July 5, 2018

A Vital Lesson from Piper Alpha – ‘Prove It’

The Piper Alpha disaster of 6th July 1988 killed 167 men and seared the memories of all touched by it.  For some it remains a deep emotional wound that may never fully heal.  Learning to live with and learn from grief is part of what it means to be human.  It can be an experience that creates determination and energy…
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General Health and Safety
June 21, 2018

Welcome to Mother Russia!

Three important principles for operational safety are situational awareness, decision making and knowing what to do to prevent and mitigate the risks. Andy Gordon shares his thoughts and experiences of how these principles apply to football fans travelling to the World Cup in Russia. I’ve been a Liverpool fan all my life and have followed them all over the UK and in…
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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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