Some clients are simply not ready

My work brings me into contact with many companies, big and small. Some have well developed health and safety systems and some are only starting.  I work with them wherever they are on the road to safety excellence to […]

July 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Some clients are simply not ready

Is it ever too hot to work?

Yes is the answer.

There is a minimum temperature level, which is 17.5 degrees Celcius, below which employees should not be asked to work unless some heat is provided.

However there is no legal maximum temperature for employees to work in […]

June 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Is it ever too hot to work?

Using “Gates” to minimise new health and safety issues

When we think or see a gate we often think what is it there for?  Is it designed to keep something or someone in or out?  Gates come in all shapes and sizes, wooden, metal, automatic and DIY.

I am […]

July 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Using “Gates” to minimise new health and safety issues

Driving for Work Seminar – 9th May 2017

IOSH South East District

are pleased to present an afternoon Seminar on “Driving for Work”

We have two distinguished speakers:

Deirdre Sinnott McFeat

Senior Policy Inspector, Work Related Vehicle Safety with

Health and Safety Authority

and

Tim Neville

Transport Manager with National Vehicle Distribution

at

Mount Juliet Hotel and […]

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Driving for Work Seminar – 9th May 2017

10 key steps to good health and safety

If something in your business was causing you to lose money, causing your employees to be out of work and threatening services to customers, you would want to do something about it, wouldn’t you?  Accidents and injuries at work […]

April 13th, 2017|Comments Off on 10 key steps to good health and safety

Temporary EHSS Administrator – Lake Region Medical, New Ross

This is a new vacancy which will provide the successful applicant with fantastic, practical experience of health and safety in a large medical device manufacturer.

Job Title:         Temporary EHSS Administrator

Duration:         12 Months

JOB SUMMARY:

The EHSS Administrator is required to support […]

March 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Temporary EHSS Administrator – Lake Region Medical, New Ross

IOSH Machinery Safety Event – 20 April 2016, Smartply Europe, Belview Co. Waterford

April 14th, 2016|Comments Off on IOSH Machinery Safety Event – 20 April 2016, Smartply Europe, Belview Co. Waterford

The changing role of health and safety professionals

This is an article I wrote for SHP Online which was published on 24th February 2016

Some would argue that if we, as health and safety professionals, had done our job thoroughly – […]

February 25th, 2016|Comments Off on The changing role of health and safety professionals

Having a Staff Christmas Party? How will staff get home?

Right now many of you are planning your staff Christmas party and it probably involves a meal, perhaps some entertainment and drinks. But have you thought of your responsibilities for your employees both during the evening and at the […]

December 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Having a Staff Christmas Party? How will staff get home?

Authenticity – the key to Safety Leadership

So you want to drive your organisation forward to achieve health and safety excellence but you do not know where or how to start. Start by being authentic. We need many more authentic safety leaders right now. So what […]

October 28th, 2015|Comments Off on Authenticity – the key to Safety Leadership