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Winter 2017 edition of “SafetyNet” Published

We have now published the Winter 2017 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded here or by copying the following link into your web-browser: http://woodward-scotland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/11.3-Alumni-Newsletter-Winter-2017.pdf We hope it will be of interest to you.

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Self Care Week 2017

Self Care Week – Embracing Self Care for Life To mark National Self Care Week, which is running from the 13 – 19 November 2017, the NHS are raising awareness of establishing support for self-care across communities, families and generations. https://www.nhs.uk/selfcare/Pages/self-care-week-2017.aspx More needs to be done to support everyone to look after their own health. […]

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Kent Fire Service’s Dirty Dancing Parody

Kent Fire Service’s Dirty Dancing Parody A fire safety video featuring a Dirty Dancing-inspired version of the fireman’s lift has been a hit. The parody video features two members of Kent Fire and Rescue Service performing the famous move from the 80s classic as a novel way to test a smoke alarm.   In the […]

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VIDEO: How to get started as a health and safety professional

How to get started in health and safety Southalls graduate safety consultants Beth Bishop and Paul Parker share their experiences since graduating, and give advice for those looking to get into the industry. There is no doubt that Health and Safety is a high growth industry, especially following the implementation of the new sentencing guidelines […]

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Summer 2017 edition of “SafetyNet” Published

We have now published the Summer 2017 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded here or by copying the following link into your web-browser: http://woodward-scotland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/11.2-Alumni-Newsletter-Summer-2017.pdf We hope it will be of interest to you.

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Simpson’s Safety Posters.

Simpson’s Safety Posters. Silly posters with a serious safety message. Find the full gallery here: http://imgur.com/gallery/2qCOF

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British Airways New Safety Video

British Airways New Safety Video British Airways have created a New Safety Video in collaboration with Comic Relief and some famous faces you’ll probably recognise. You’ll be able to see it on-board aircraft from 1 September 2017. Celebrities are seen auditioning in humorous sketches in front of comedian Asim Chaudhry, as Chabuddy G, for a […]

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Health and Safety in Construction: A Visual History

Health and Safety in Construction: A Visual History Over the past 100 years, great strides have been made in improving health and safety on construction sites. In this video B1M take a look back at the key moments that have shaped today’s higher safety standards. Read the full story on this video, including images and […]

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Spring 2017 edition of “SafetyNet” Published

We have now published the Spring 2017 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded here or by copying the following link into your web-browser: http://woodwardscotland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/11.1-Alumni-Newsletter-Spring-2017.pdf We hope it will be of interest to you.

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NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work (3 day) Qualification Accreditation

Woodward are pleased to be able to announce that we have now been accredited by NEBOSH to deliver the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification. This 3 day course covers the basic health and safety principles and practices essential in the workplace. A perfect introduction to health and safety. This introductory qualification will help […]

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Health and Safety Impact Videos

Health and Safety Impact Videos The Crossrail Health and Safety team has produced six short films designed to encourage a focus on some of the health impacts and safety risks that construction workers face. The films underline the importance of safety and health during construction and fit-out of the new railway and can be used […]

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Health and Safety Through the Years

Campaigning history made available in digital archive from British Safety Council When James Tye created the British Safety Council in 1957, thousands of people were being killed at work every year in the UK, while many more suffered serious injuries and disease. He campaigned tirelessly for comprehensive protection of all workers, and the last 60 […]

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips Driving in the winter is very different than in other times of the year. Adverse weather and longer periods of darkness (especially after the clocks go back at the end of October) makes driving more hazardous. Sometimes conditions can be extreme, as we have found out over recent winters, with prolonged periods […]

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SHP Safety Talks – Lone Working

The SHP Safety Talks are a series of small thought pieces designed to get you thinking, whilst perhaps sipping your morning coffee. The SHP team have invited key individuals from the safety world to deliver these mini-lectures, and you can expect only the most insightful challenging and engaging threads. The four videos presented here are […]

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Summer 2016 edition of “SafetyNet” Published

We have now published the Summer 2016 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded here or by copying the following link into your web-browser: http://woodward-scotland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/10.2-Alumni-Newsletter-Summer-2016.pdf We hope it will be of interest to you.

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Family Holidays before Health and Safety

Children weren’t always wrapped tightly in cotton wool. They were once free to run, jump, climb trees and even battle Komodo dragons. 1932: A little boy plays St George with a Komodo dragon at London Zoo c. 1926: Four-year-old Bernardine Blackburn with her father in Los Angeles 1944: A child plays on the beach at […]

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Bee Safe This Summer !

Keep Children Away from Building Sites  A security company based in Barnsley, a town which last year saw the tragic death of a child on a local construction site, has put together some materials aimed at primary school age children, designed to encourage them to steer clear of construction sites. The material was not developed […]

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Spring 2016 edition of “SafetyNet” Published

We have now published the Spring 2016 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded here or by copying the following link into your web-browser: http://woodward-scotland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/10.1-Alumni-Newsletter-Spring-2016.pdf We hope it will be of interest to you.

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Death by bear-baiting! Health and Safety in Tudor England

Death by bear-baiting! Health and safety in Tudor England… not gone quite so mad Having a job in the 16th century was a dangerous business, with nearly half of accidental deaths happening at work. A new study has documented the various gory ways in which workers met their end whilst driving carts, felling trees or […]

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Career Development: Understanding NEBOSH Qualifications

People following or pursuing a career in health and safety management are usually expected to hold a NEBOSH qualification. In fact, regular research in the UK has revealed that 75% of employers seeking to employ health and safety managers require applicants to hold a NEBOSH qualification, with more than half demanding the professional-level degree-equivalent “NEBOSH […]

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IOSH Managing Safely Refresher Course

Woodward is pleased to be able to announce that we can now offer the IOSH Managing Safely Refresher [1 Day] course. Are you interested to see what the IOSH Managing safely refresher course is all about? This short video shows you some of its best bits: The Managing Safely Refresher is a practical and engaging […]

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The New Sentencing Guidelines – Now In Force

Following the Sentencing Council’s publication of the definitive sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety offences on 3 November last year, the guidelines are now in force (1 February) and apply to any case sentenced in courts in England and Wales on or after today’s date. Described as the most […]

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The Twelve Myths of Christmas

Christmas is a special time of year. Even so, it doesn’t stop health and safety being – wrongly – cited as a reason for preventing pretty harmless activities from going ahead. Not only does this needlessly ruin the festive spirit but it also trivialises the true purpose of health and safety: protecting people from real […]

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Winter 2015 edition of “SafetyNet” Published

We have now published the Winter 2015 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. I’m pleased to be able to tell you that our Alumni Updating Seminar will be held on Wednesday 25 November 2015. You can find out more about it on page 2 of the newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded here or […]

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UK Radon Awareness Week 2015 [7th – 13th November 2015]

UK Radon Awareness Week 2015 UK Radon Awareness week is an initiative being run by UK Radon Association in collaboration with Public Health England and BRE Academy. The campaign aims to raise awareness of radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer, amongst a wide range of people in the UK. From the general public […]

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Legal Update: Smoking in Vehicles and Safety Helmets

  Two changes in Health and Safety Legislation apply from the beginning of this month: Smoking in Vehicles: it may be worth reminding your employees that it is now prohibited to smoke in a private vehicle in England where a child (someone under the age of 18) is present. See the Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015. Safety […]

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European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2015 [ 19 – 25 October ]

European Week for Safety and Health at Work Held each year in October (calendar week 43), the European Week for Safety and Health at Work is a key focus of every Healthy Workplaces Campaign. With hundreds of awareness-raising events taking place across Europe and beyond, it is the ideal time to get involved in the […]

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Drive Safely Work Week 2015 [5 – 9 October 2015]

Drive Safely Work Week 2015 The “#PlanAhead—Your Key to Driving Safely,” campaign underscores why advance preparation is important. Whether checking the fuel gauge the night before, thinking through your route, arranging for a designated driver or planning practice sessions with a teen driver, planning ahead is a key element of safe driving. Drive Safely Work […]

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BackCare Awareness Week 2015 [5th-11th October]

Prevention begins at school Back Care Awareness Week: 5th-11th October 2015 BackCare aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain.  They fund scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain. Back pain is a major health issue […]

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I’m Self-Employed – Do I have H&S duties?

  From 1 October 2015, if you are self-employed and your work activity poses no potential risk to the health and safety of other workers or members of the public, then health and safety law will not apply to you. HSE estimate that health and safety law will no longer apply to 1.7 million self-employed […]

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National Work Life Week 2015 [21- 25 September 2015]

National Work Life Week 2015 Monday 21st – Friday 25th September National Work Life Week aims to highlight the benefits of facilitating the well-being and work-life balance of your employees, so that they are engaged, motivated and productive at work. Employers can use the week to engage with their employees through a range of activities […]

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Gas Safety Week 2015 [14-20 September 2015]

Gas Safety Week 2015 [14-20 September 2015] Gas Safety Week is a national safety campaign to raise awareness of gas safety in the UK’s 23 million gas fuelled homes. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register with support from the gas industry including retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public. Twenty three million households in United […]

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Fire Door Safety Week [14-20 September 2015]

Fire Door Safety Week [14-20 September 2015] A door’s a door’s a door, right? No, a fire door is an engineered safety device. Fire doors are a crucial part of the passive fire protection of every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building.  They save lives and property. There are about 3 million new fire doors […]

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Summer Edition of SafetyNet Published

Woodward have now published the Summer 2015 edition of “SafetyNet”, our regular Woodward Alumni Newsletter. To celebrate the publication of our 30th Edition, we have included a Special Offer for members of our Woodward Alumni Network on page 2. The newsletter can be downloaded using the link below: http://woodward-group.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Alumni-Newsletter-Summer-2015.pdf We hope it will be of […]

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Management of Health and Safety in the Workplace

All new HSE data on the management of health and safety in UK workplaces is now available here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/oshman.htm

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Its National Child Safety Week 2015

(1 June to 7 June 2015) This is the week when children are placed firmly centre stage. When an incredible range of professions and organisations, as well as families, carers and the media all do their bit to keep children safe from the pain of serious accidents. Run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, it’s […]

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It’s Noise Action Week 2015

(18 – 23 May 2015) ! We all know that noise can be a serious Health and Safety hazard, both in the workplace and away from it. Every year Noise Action Week raises awareness of the problems too much noise causes in our communities. Noise in the wrong place and at the wrong time disturbs […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 (MHAW)

Every year, between 11-17 May, The Mental Health Foundation help to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues. Since the first Mental Health Awareness Week back in 2000 they have helped generate public debates around how anxiety, sleep deprivation and exercise can impact mental health. This year the focus is on Mindfulness. Want to […]

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2015 World Day for Safety and Health at Work

2015 World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. The theme of the campaign for 2015 is: Join in building a culture of prevention on OSH. […]

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Blue Monday: Mental health in the workplace

    Today is said to be the most depressing day of the year, known as Blue Monday, due to the weather and the come down from Christmas. This article from SHP Online looks at mental health issues in the workplace, and outlines employees’ rights and what employers can do to support them. http://www.shponline.co.uk/blue-monday-mental-health-workp…/

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