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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety - IOSH shaking up its membership grades
    IOSH shaking up its membership grades..What’s happening? In 2018/19 the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) carried out research among its members to identify just what it takes to be a good health and safety advisor, and it has now published a new framework with three main categories of competency: Technical, Core and Behavioural. It includes the staples such as health and safety law and risk management, but there’s a new emphasis on skills to help safety practitioners cope with expectations...
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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety - Should you let your safety advisor go?
    You have used the services of a health and safety consultant for some years but you’re not convinced that they’re still offering the level of service you expect. Should you simply cancel the deal?
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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety - Are pre-qualification checks about to get slicker?
    The Common Assessment Standard has been developed by a group of construction sector giants in the hope of finally putting an end to the drawn out bureaucracy faced by many sub-contractors. What do you need to know?
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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety - CSCS card forgery
    CSCS card forgery..Crackdown. Five criminals behind a major identity card fraud have received a total of 27 years in jail. The group produced and sold tens of thousands of forged documents via an online ordering and distribution system, including Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards. Tip. CSCS card fraud is long-standing problem. Check those presented to you via the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB’s) card checker (see The next step ). Avoid relying solely on the cards as a means...
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  • Health & Safety News - An accident waiting to happen
    A bus company has been held responsible for a fatal accident that was caused by driver error. What led to the accident and why was the employer responsible?
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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety - Costly safety advice
    Employing a health and safety advisor who didn’t know what they were talking about proved costly to one client. What happened and how can you avoid ending up in a similar position?
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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety - IOSH launches student membership
    IOSH launches student membership..Expansion. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the chartered body for health and safety professionals, has launched a new membership category for students. How much? Membership is free of charge for eligible full-time students on one of the 35 IOSH-accredited courses and costs £50 for those studying part time. Applicants on non-accredited courses will be considered, assessed on a case-by-case basis. Once a student has joined, they remain a member throughout...
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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety - Choose your consultant wisely
    The HSE has been reviewing how health and safety consultancies market themselves and deliver services, and it hasn’t been impressed. How can you avoid the cowboys?
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  • Tips & Advice Health & Safety - All change for competency cards
    The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to withdraw from its role as administrator of the construction skills certification scheme (CSCS). What’s to know?
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  • Health & Safety News - Must you watch their every move?
    A case which followed a fatal fall from height provides clear guidance on what is acceptable when it comes to supervising subcontractors. What’s to know?
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