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  • Barchester Healthcare Health & Safety Team response to Covid-19 May 6, 2020
    Continuity Planning? Thinking back to Monday 16th March 2020 I remember getting up early. I was due to visit one of our homes in Tewkesbury. I was just about to leave the house when an email landed from a senior Director telling us all to ‘Hold’ all visits and be ready for a conference call... […]
  • Building resilience: mental health and wellbeing in the workplace April 28, 2020
    More than ever before, mental health is a topic for open discussion in the media, within our social circles and of course at work. Mental health and wellbeing is all about how we think, feel and behave, and is usually caused by a reaction to a difficult life event, which can be caused or made... […]
  • Building resilience: Online Driving Courses April 21, 2020
    In the UK, one of the few growth sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic has been transportation services and in particular, food delivery. By the end of March 2020, revenue in the UK online groceries delivery segment was up by 11.5 % compared with Jan-March in the previous year.  Despite the amount of traffic on our... […]
  • Catch it, Kill it, Bin it… Then What? April 14, 2020
    The role of key workers has also been widely discussed, such as the value of NHS staff and care workers, the role of educators and the rapid transition to home schooling. And as I sit here at home thinking about the 27million households in the UK on lockdown, and the impact on people and their […]
  • Here to help! March 5, 2020
    Following on from our previous blog, We’re with you every step of the way!, the appetite to help and engage with RoSPA Awards Entrants extends to the whole RoSPA Health & Safety Awards team.   We caught up with two more members of the RoSPA team, Julia Small and Letty Hill, to find out how... […]
  • 5 Steps to Become RoSPA Award Winner March 2, 2020
    Thinking of entering the RoSPA Health & Safety Awards for the first time? On the face of it, it can seem quite daunting. So to make life a little easier, we put together this little infographic to show you just how simple it is to begin your awards journey.
  • Meet the Winners: Dyer & Butler Ltd February 20, 2020
    As one of the first winners of the Influencer of the Year Award, we recently caught up with Steven Broom to find out Dyer & Butler Ltd's impressive awards history, and how winning a RoSPA Award has benefited both himself and his organisation...
  • Staying safe on the road in a gig economy February 19, 2020
    If you’ve ever driven a car or ridden a motorcycle on a short-term contract, chances are you’ve participated in the gig economy. In fact, millions of adults in the UK are now participants in the system as drivers and riders, whether they’re aware of it or not. But how can you and other road users... […]
  • We’re off to Chennai February 18, 2020
    After only a few months into the year, 2020 is already proving to be more exciting than ever. This March, RoSPA will be launching our first ever Awards Excellence Forum in India. Taking place on Tuesday March 24, at L&T Campus in Chennai, this free event is a phenominal example of just how far the […]
  • Meet the Winners: Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. February 12, 2020
    Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. first entered the RoSPA Awards back in 2017, winning a Silver RoSPA Award. Since then, they've continued to enter, pushing themselves to win a Gold Award in 2018 and then again in 2019. We spoke to Kieran Doona, Health and Safety Manager at Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. to find […]
  • Spotlight on RoSPA’s First International Awards Ambassador February 6, 2020
    With more than 27-years of experience in OS&H management, and over half of those spent working overseas, Stephen Storey, who is based in India, was well placed to be RoSPA's first international awards ambassador. We catch up with him to see what this means for him.
  • To a Mouse January 30, 2020
    With almost 2000 RoSPA Awards entrants and even with the extra day available in 2020, bringing the best out in this global network needed extra pairs of hands
  • We’re with you every step of the way! January 22, 2020
    Whether you’re a returning entrant, or brand new to the RoSPA Health & Safety Awards, going through the entry process can seem a little daunting… but don’t panic! We have a highly dedicated team at RoSPA to help. We caught up with two members of the RoSPA team, Dr Karen McDonnell and Matt Cryer, to […]
  • Make health and safety your top priority in 2020 January 21, 2020
    Warren Buffett, who was recently named as the fourth wealthiest individual in the world, once said: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”   This is good advice that can be applied to many aspects of life, but it’s... […]
  • The Blue Monday Myth January 20, 2020
    ‘Blue Monday’ may not be supported by hard evidence, but depression and other mental health issues are a real concern in the workplace.
  • Meet the Winners: J. McCann & Co. Ltd January 7, 2020
    To win a RoSPA Health and Safety Award is by no means an easy feat. Last year alone, we received close to 2,000 entries from across the globe. To achieve one gold achievement award is a fantastic accolade for your organisation… however, to continue that winning streak year after year is outstanding. In 2019, Nottingham based... […]
  • How does Santa stay safe at Christmas? December 4, 2019
    Delivering millions of gifts around the world is a complex and difficult task, even for Santa. Consider for a moment the impossibly short time he has to deliver these presents, coupled with the fact he has eight flying reindeer to manage along the way, it’s also a journey filled with many health and safety issues.... […]
  • The silent killer: driver fatigue December 3, 2019
    Experiencing fatigue at work, home or the road can massively increase your chances of being in a fatal or serious accident. With the darker nights and colder weather upon us, you are more likely to feel tired when going about your daily routine. Fatigue and road accidents Falling asleep at the wheel is a more... […]
  • Meet the Winners: China General Nuclear Europe Enegry November 28, 2019
    At the close of a successful 2019 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, 20% of entries received were from international organisations... that's more than ever before! From Mauritius to Hong Kong, our awards community continues to grow year after year. Based at their head office in Shenzhen, China, we spoke to Huang Yuan Zheng, President of […]
  • Managing the risk of ‘grey fleet’ November 19, 2019
    With the growing trend for online shopping, next-day delivery and the retail/hospitality experience showing no signs of slowing down, businesses frequently need to recruit extra staff to meet increased demand (particularly in the run up to Christmas). A major national newspaper has reported that approximately 250,000 temporary positions will be on offer over the festive... […]