So as a Manager you don’t need health and safety training – right?

I get notified by E-Tenders when tenders come up in health and safety related areas and sometimes I submit a tender, sometimes I do not. I have noticed a new development in the last few years regarding health and […]

October 14th, 2014|Comments Off on So as a Manager you don’t need health and safety training – right?

What kind of Safety Professional are you?

Health and safety is still seen by some business owners as a cost, a burden and an unfortunate legal requirement.  It is perceived to be over the top, bureaucratic and getting in the way of work being done.

Safety professionals […]

September 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on What kind of Safety Professional are you?

A poor Health and Safety Consultant can kill people

Many businesses use consultants of all kinds – marketing, I.T., taxation, financial etc. and many of them are very careful about who they hire.  They correctly check out their track record, their expertise work done for other clients etc.  […]

August 25th, 2014|Comments Off on A poor Health and Safety Consultant can kill people

Can long working hours kill you?

We read recently that Irish hospitals could be facing fines for breaching EU employment laws concerning working hours.  According to the Sunday Business Post, an estimated 20 acute hospitals have been breaking the rules.  Fines could range from €650,000 […]

July 21st, 2014|Comments Off on Can long working hours kill you?

Waterford News and Star Feature – Health & Safety Waterford

Health & Safety Waterford moves to a new level with Safety Leadership by Darlington Consulting. Read our full feature in Waterford News and Star.

News & Star feature June 2014

July 2nd, 2014|Comments Off on Waterford News and Star Feature – Health & Safety Waterford

How to grow your own Safety Leaders

Leaders are normally thought of as coming from the top of the organisation be they the CEO and/or Senior Managers. But leaders can come from anywhere; they can be anyone, at any level and need not have job titles, […]

June 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on How to grow your own Safety Leaders

Are you making the right choice – to engage in Safety Leadership?

Those of us living in Ireland are going through a tough time of austerity where all sorts of cutbacks and extra taxes and charges are hitting everyone to a greater or lesser degree.  However at the same time we […]

June 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Are you making the right choice – to engage in Safety Leadership?

Are these the best health and safety commitments ever?

Here is a sample of the many fine Charters and Principles re health and safety that large companies and other organisations have publicly proclaimed.  What do you think of them?

Canada – Health and Safety Leadership Charter

To subscribe to […]

June 2nd, 2014|Comments Off on Are these the best health and safety commitments ever?

Policy and Paper versus Practice

How many times have you seen the most well developed health and safety policies, safety statement, risk assessments and procedures in an organisation only to find that the work practices do not reflect any of it?  It is much […]

May 25th, 2014|Comments Off on Policy and Paper versus Practice

The Real Benefits of Networking

Since moving to Waterford recently I have been busy on a range of fronts including Networking at business events so that companies and individuals know that I am back and ready to do business with them.  I know that […]

May 12th, 2014|Comments Off on The Real Benefits of Networking