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Why is Safety in the Workplace Vital?

Why is Safety in the Workplace Vital?

No business-savvy person needs or wants to find themselves in a "hindsight is a wonderful thing" situation.  Facts are, we have a moral duty to our workers, have legal duties to the State and for our own economic strategies, we need to keep our finger on the pulse ...

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Why Should I Have a Health & Safety Statement?

Why Should I Have a Health & Safety Statement?

Why is a Health & Safety Statement so important? A Health and Safety Statement must be in place once you have 5 or more employees.  It sets out the Health & Safety aims and objectives of the organisation, the arrangements for Health & Safety, who is...

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Manual Handling in the Workplace

Manual Handling in the Workplace

Another sleepless night due to back pain? Another pack of painkillers emptied? As babies we lift correctly but as we grow older we learn to do it the lazy way and lifting correctly becomes unnatural.  Older but no wiser leads to back injuries and loss of quality of...

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Re-Invent Yourself and Shoot For The Stars!

Re-Invent Yourself and Shoot For The Stars!

Damn! Covid has thrown the majority of us into unprecedented difficulties, devastating businesses, with mammoth job losses and crucifying wages cuts, left, right and centre.  “Tell me something I didn’t know” I hear you say. The effect of this on our confidence, our...

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Competent Assistance – Health & Safety In The Workplace.

Competent Assistance – Health & Safety In The Workplace.

Organisations are legally obliged to obtain, where necessary, the services of a competent person (whether under a contract of employment or otherwise) for the purpose of ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare of their employees....

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It’s All About The Base!

It’s All About The Base!

An acute awareness of your baseline stock level is always a must but more so now than ever.  Granted, it was easier in normal times but now it is crucial to your survival. Will you be open for business? Is another Lockdown imminent?  How will your stock facilitate...

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It Ain’t What You Do, It’s The Way That You Do it!

It Ain’t What You Do, It’s The Way That You Do it!

Refine Your Plan/Do/Act/Check Cycle to Suit Your Particular Health & Safety Needs Using HSG 65 - a practical guide to cultivate your Management Systems for a robust Health & Safety practices in your organisation Plan – Planning and Policy to develop a clear...

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Take 5 and Stay Alive!

Take 5 and Stay Alive!

5 Compelling Reasons To Carry Out Risk Assessments In The Workplace 1. Pleading ignorance will not cut it!  If you don't know it as an Owner, Director or Manager of any organisation that it's a legal requirement to carry out suitable and sufficient Risk Assessments,...

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Business Continuity Voucher – Local Enterprise Office

Business Continuity Voucher – Local Enterprise Office

Businesses employing up to 50 employees are eligible to apply for a Business Continuity Voucher up to the value of €2,500 towards 3rd party consultancy costs to assist with developing short and long term strategies to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. The purpose of...

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The Hidden Benefits of Health and Safety

The Hidden Benefits of Health and Safety

In every manufacturing and service industry, organisations exist to successfully deliver goods which must return a profit to the business. The primary objective of management, particularly in the modern competitive and cost-conscious environment, is to achieve these...

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Stock Management:  Keeping your stock levels lean

Stock Management: Keeping your stock levels lean

Protect Your Asset! In a challenging world, reliable stock management policies and systems not only stifle fraud and bad practices but also provide vital information on your products, how they move and your durability in a competitive market. Staff awareness of stock...

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