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This month in the safety realm, we mark the World Day for Safety at Work on 28th April. Coincidentally, it’s also Worker Memorial Day. I mention these two anniversaries because I have been known to quote statistics about occupational safety and fatalities in my posts. They are a stark reality in my area of safety provision and remain serious work-related issues in the UK. How ...

This time last year, we had just embarked on our first lockdown.  There was some alarm about it, but everyone rallied to the cry. However, we had no idea how serious things would really get, and how long it would all last. As we look ahead to the tentative re-opening of the country in 2021, and getting back to normality, I do wonder about attitudes to work-related safety now.  ...

I was pleased to see that among the most popular safety trends forecast for 2021 is wearable technology. Speaking from my own experience as a supplier of wearable safety tech, we’ve been able to see and hear from clients what a positive difference it makes to site safety. COVID-19 remains the elephant in the room. It’s permeating everything in our lives, especially work-relate ...

COVID-19 has bid us a happy new year by staying close – far too close to us.  We are back in lockdown, and the infection numbers are through the roof – what a sobering thud back to earth after our meagre, but desperately longed-for Christmas. Yet, we know that there’s help on the horizon with new vaccines, and we must focus on that as a way out of this situation. Normality will ...

As we approach the end of 2020, one might well breathe a long sigh of relief while waving farewell to this very strange and tough year. All over the world our lives changed in ways we had never foreseen because of the global pandemic. We've had to learn how to work and live very differently, accepting isolation from one another, worrying about the survival of our businesses, be ...

One might argue that there hasn’t been much to be happy about recently – in fact, for most of 2020.  The pandemic has really put a different complexion on things, from the way we look at health, to a new-found appreciation of our normal liberties to do as we like, be with whomever, when we want. However, despite the obvious challenges, it reminds me about the importance of hap ...

Keeping calm in business I can’t help but think of Kipling right now. As a nation, we face the most challenging public crisis since the Second World War. Our grandparents are probably thinking, this is just a walk in the park - we survived Spanish flu and the Blitz. However, generations X, Y and Z are probably feeling very differently indeed. Needless to say, all of us in the ...

Learning on the evolution trail 2020 is still relatively new and I’m thinking about change and times ahead.  I’ve also been considering the lifespan of SiteZone proximity warning system (pws) to date and how it has evolved.  I had a poignant conversation with a client recently about this very aspect and unique feature about SiteZone. Very aptly, it was while we were discussing ...

What a year it’s been here in the UK. No matter what industry you’re in, the general climate has been full of ups and downs. Brexit continues to raise questions and causes dissention. World leaders disagree vociferously, and climate change triggers alarm and inspires revolutionary change on our planet. However, for us at the SiteZone HQ in our corner of Dorset, we look back on ...

I was heartened to hear that stress at work is going to be 'inspected' by the Health & Safety Executive under new criteria set out by their Management Standards.   I’ve broached the topic of stress at work in some of my previous blog posts. We deal with a work-related safety hazard that can cause a great amount of worry among plant and vehicle operators, who are concerned a ...

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