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    Inside Amazon

    Amazon is proud of its customer obsession, but where does that leave its workers? Safety Management visits the Tilbury warehouse in Essex to find out what the score is on health, safety and wellbeing at the company.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 November 2019

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    Technology in action

    The use of technology to improve safety systems and manage risk information is becoming more relevant and integrated than ever before. Safety Management finds out how to build a risk map to focus on major risks.

    By Iris Cepero on 28 October 2019

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    How high is too high when it comes to safe working at height?

    When we spot distressing visuals of workers stranded on a wildly swinging platform at the top of a multistorey skyscraper we instantly know they are in danger. However, it is work at lower heights that often represents a major risk.

    By Russell Stuart, ZARGES on 27 October 2019

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    A stickler for safety

    Dave Renshaw, workshop and warehouse supervisor at Allied Infrastructure Management Ltd, is seen by his colleagues as a health and safety hero because of his innovations on the shopfloor and his uncompromising attitude towards behaviours that could put his colleagues’ lives at risk. This earned him the title of Health and Safety Champion at the International Safety Awards 2019.

    By Anna Ryland on 06 November 2019

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    Health, safety and wellbeing in the modern workplace: conference report

    “There’s a growing recognition that it is intolerable to continue to shout safety and whisper health. The rebalancing around health and wellbeing is a theme of today,” said Lawrence Waterman, welcoming audiences to British Safety Council’s 11th annual conference, held on 16 October at the TUC Congress Centre in London.

    By Belinda Liversedge at British Safety Council's annual conference on 22 October 2019

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    Mad World in search of sanity

    A packed Mad World Summit on 9 October in London presented high- profile speakers, including comedian and campaigner Ruby Wax and BBC’s Kate Silverton, and the latest technology to help us confront poor mental health at work.

    By Matthew Holder on 18 October 2019

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    The skeleton in the closet

    Despite slavery being abolished over 180 years ago, 40.3 million people around the world are living in some form of modern slavery.

    By Lottie Galvin, iHASCO on 02 October 2019

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    Delivering change

    Hayley Spinks dreamed about becoming a fighter pilot. When her eyesight prevented her from realising her ambition, she turned her passion to a career in health and safety.

    By Anna Ryland, British Safety Council on 26 September 2019

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    “We’ve got to encourage people to do better”

    These days, we might be more open about mental health, but it still takes courage to speak up about our own experiences.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 October 2019

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    Painting the walls of safety

    Just three years ago, Farrow & Ball, the well-known manufacturer of paint and wallpaper with offices in Dorset and showrooms around the globe, decided to join the British Safety Council (BSC). It was an easy and, in a way, predictable route in the safety journey the company initiated back in 2006, when they achieved their first ISO accreditation.

    By Iris Cepero on 03 October 2019