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UK Plastic Microbead Ban

Environmental Impact As many of you may be aware, a UK Plastic Microbead Ban has been placed into effect this month. The UK has now put in force a ban on the manufacture of products containing plastic microbeads, with a future ban on the sale of such products to follow in July 2018. Such a […]

Action Mesothelioma Day 2017

What is Mesothelioma?  The 7th July 2017 is Action Mesothelioma Day 2017, held to raise awareness of the disease and funds for vital research. What is Mesothelioma? It’s a cancer mostly affecting the lungs, brought on by the inhalation of asbestos fibres. The disease currently has no cure. In the chest, there are two layers […]

World Environment Day (WED)

Continue the Good Work With there being so many environmental disaster stories in the media – oil spills, species brought to near extinction, companies fined for causing pollution –  people can be forgiven for thinking that the planet is heading for a tragic future. But what can you do?  You can recycle, you can teach […]

Wax Worms

Environmental Innovation How many wax worms does it take to eat a plastic bag? No, this is not the start of a really bad joke, it is a possible environmental innovation. Enzymes produced by the wax worm (Galleria mellonella) have been found to attack the chemical bonds in plastic allowing them to eat through plastic […]

Unsuccessful NEBOSH exam result?

Four General Reasons Why You May Fail For all of those that are successful in their exams, there are those who are not. It can be a very stressful and difficult time when an unsuccessful NEBOSH exam result is received, especially as there is no feedback on your paper to guide you for resitting. Whilst […]

Construction Site Health and Safety Failures

Construction Site – HSE Failures As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to […]

Environmental Beer Innovation – 6 Pack

Are Edible Pack Bindings the Solution for Turtles? In 2016 the British population drank an average of 15,000 pints of beer every minute. Meanwhile in 2015, 63 billion gallons of beer was consumed in the USA, 50% of which was from a can. Whilst these statistics may have the beer companies and brewers smiling with […]

How do I get into Health and Safety?

A Professional’s Journey from Zero to Health and Safety Hero Health & Safety is a continuously growing sector with more companies taking its implementation and management seriously. The optimist in me would like to think it is growing due to a moral concern about the safety of others and this is true in many cases, […]

Helping Great Britain Work Well

Sharing HSE’s Health and Safety Strategy Great Britain has an excellent record in regards to Health & Safety, which is built upon an extensive regulatory framework. However, as ill health currently accounts for over 23 million lost days each year, costing the economy around £9 billion, more still needs to be done. This is why […]

Summer Working

Making sure you’re covered against UV  It is finally that time of the year again when England has a slight glimpse of a summer.  Whilst this is a joyous occurrence for sun worshippers it can become a real problem for outdoor workers. If working outside cannot be rescheduled to be undertaken during cooler periods with […]

Fantastic Graduation Figures @ NEBOSH Ceremony

SHEilds at the NEBOSH Graduation Ceremony SHEilds recently attended the NEBOSH graduation ceremony as sponsors of the best candidate in the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (IDIP). A category we have been sponsoring for 6 years now. This year the best candidate was SHEilds student Mr Shahzeem Shams, who had inspiring results. […]

Developing a Strong Company Culture

Develop Leadership, communication and support Culture is the shared beliefs, values and attitudes within a company.  Companies can have either good or bad cultures.  A bad culture can lead to many issues including: A high number of accidents. High absenteeism. High staff turnover. High sickness rates. Low level of compliance level with safety rules and […]

Action Mesothelioma Day

Fight back against asbestos cancer with Action Mesothelioma Day The 1st July 2016 is Mesothelioma action day. Mesothelioma day is about raising awareness and funding for research to allow us to start fighting back. See our Action Mesothelioma Day 2017 blog instead? What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a cancer that grows in the pleural membrane […]

IOSH Membership – How to get it

Don’t presume membership is guaranteed There appears to be a common misconception that students, having completed the IOSH Managing Safely or Working Safely courses, would automatically get membership to IOSH. Unfortunately, this is not the case.  Having an IOSH qualification does not mean membership to IOSH is granted upon completion.  This is the same for […]

Travelling Safely

How to stay safe whilst travelling It can be difficult to assess risks associated from travelling abroad for work beforehand as there can be many unknowns, depending on location and mode of transport. With more and more professionals travelling abroad for work, what can be done to reduce the risk? Companies need to consider the […]

Managing Noisy Events

Managing Noisy Events | How to cope Sound levels at performances and gigs can reach sound levels in excess of 110 decibels. At events the noise is not only coming from the music itself but from less obvious sources such as special effects, pyrotechnics and the audience, which can often be louder than the music. […]

IOSH skin cancer campaign

No Time to Lose – Skin Cancer Campaign IOSH commissioned two separate studies as a part of their ‘No Time to Lose Campaign‘, to look into the link between peoples’ exposure to solar radiation through work and developing skin cancer. IOSH & Skin Cancer The results showed that on average 5 people per day in […]

IOSH launches new Leading Safely Qualification

IOSH launches new Leading Safely Qualification!! IOSH launches its new course aimed at helping those in a leadership role/with leadership responsibilities with knowledge needed to aspire changes in organisations of all sizes. The course – IOSH Leading Safely, which can be solely face to face or blended learning, is specifically designed and aimed at those […]


NEBOSH Plagiarism All of the NEBOSH health and safety qualifications includes a practical assessment which has recently seen an increase in the amount of malpractice cases. NEBOSH are aware of “model assignments” that do come up for sale on the internet but they are telling students not to buy them. The NEBOSH team carry out […]

Worldwide Health & Safety Standard

Health & Safety Standards – Worldwide IOSH recently hosted a meeting to help produce a new workplace Health and Safety Standard. Delegates from across the globe spent a week discussing different classes of the draft standard. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will take into account the delegates suggestions when producing a further draft. The […]