7 Flagrant Health & Safety Breaches In Blade Runner

Back by popular demand, we’re turning our ever vigilant eye to a true classic of sci-fi cinema. We’ve seen the new one (it’s great), but to avoid ruining things, here’s a rundown of seven health and safety risks that really stood out in 1982’s Blade Runner.   [[Spoiler warning — plot details from a 30 … Continue reading →

How health and safety is saving the world

Along with ‘political correctness’ and paying your taxes, health and safety has always been a bug bear of every free thinking individual. Lots of people don’t like being told what to do, especially when the rules that are being enforced seem obvious or trite. On the other hand, you have the culture of safety in the … Continue reading →

Does asbestos in schools really pose a risk?

The health risks of asbestos, a previously common fire retardant, have been known about for decades. However, the fact that it was only banned in the UK in 2000 means we have more reason to worry than most. Anything built before then, particularly in the 1970s, has a substantial chance of containing some asbestos. The … Continue reading →

7 Flagrant Health and Safety Breaches In Game Of Thrones

Game of Thrones is a great show, but Westeros is a health and safety firm’s worst nightmare. From rickety castles to dodgy cooking, the average episode makes us more nervous than the Hound on Bonfire night. Here are just eight lessons the characters could learn from our various courses, in order to bring down that … Continue reading →

What is asbestos and why is it dangerous?

As you may have already seen, we have talked about in depth about Why Asbestos is Dangerous, but we thought we would give you a quick refresh. Asbestos was used in the building trade in the 20th century for many decades, because of its resistance to chemical reactions, fire and heat. Because of this, it … Continue reading →

An opportunity to educate or get “likes”

In this day and age of social media and on demand cameras, which many people have on them, if you see someone acting dangerously would you: Talk to the person and explain why their act is dangerous Take a photo and put it up on social media to draw attention and see if it goes … Continue reading →

What are the 3 most important things in your life?

When delivering Health & Safety training in Kent I find it is a very difficult subject to get right, so the correct approach is needed; you want learners to be engaged, relaxed and most of all able to learn.  It’s a funny subject as not all learners feel the value, but have been told it … Continue reading →

IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH Managing Safely – Same Course Lower Cost.  SAMS Ltd are reducing the length of the IOSH Managing Safely course from 4 days to 3. Why? Because IOSH have reduced the running hours of the course from 25 to 22, by removing the environmental element, this has significantly reduced the overall time and has increased … Continue reading →

What to do if someone gets injured?

What to do if someone gets injured? Businesses should always take the necessary precautions when it comes to an employee’s personal safety in the workplace. But accidents can’t always be avoided, so what should you do when someone gets injured? Workplace injuries Latest statistics for 2015/16 show that 144 workers were killed because of a … Continue reading →

Differing health and safety approaches around the world

    Health and safety varies all over the globe, with experts estimating that 6,300 people die daily due to workplace accidents. This equates to around 317 million accidents happening whilst people are at work. It’s therefore very important to be educated in the best health and safety practices. Differing practices Health and safety overall … Continue reading →