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Safety Culture vs Compliance – Why Both Matter

When you hear the terms “safety culture” and “compliance”, it’s easy to think they’re interchangeable. But the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Both elements are key in running a successful, safe, and lawful organization, yet they serve different purposes.So, what is the difference between safety culture and compliance? Why is it vital that … Continued

Holiday Safety at Work: Managing Stress and Safety

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and festivity. However, it can also bring about unique challenges in the workplace, ranging from increased stress levels to potential safety hazards. As businesses gear up for the holiday rush, it’s essential to prioritise both the well-being of employees and maintaining a safe work environment. The … Continued

The Ultimate Guide to Working and Driving Safely in Winter

As the temperature drops and we all collectively agree that the only thing colder than the weather is our enthusiasm for it, winter is fast approaching. The chilly season comes with its own set of challenges, especially for those who need to work and commute. Each year, snow, ice, wind, rain, and fog impact the … Continued

Unlock the Power of VR in Health and Safety Training

In recent years, Virtual Reality (VR) technology has made significant strides in various industries, and one of the most promising applications is in health and safety training. Traditionally, safety training courses have relied on lectures, manuals, and practical exercises. While we do not wish to dismiss the importance of traditional training, VR has emerged as … Continued

Make it a Priority: Effective Strategies for Promoting Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

Prioritising mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is not only beneficial for individuals but also for organisations as a whole. The mental health of employees directly impacts their productivity, job satisfaction, and overall wellbeing. Valuing your teams’ mental health and wellbeing might just lead to increased motivation, creativity, and productivity. However, neglecting this crucial … Continued

The Benefits of eLearning: Why it’s a Game Changer for Health and Safety

In today’s digital era, it isn’t surprising that eLearning is rapidly replacing traditional classroom-style training. The eLearning industry has grown over 900% since 2000 and only continues to grow exponentially. The rise in its popularity is linked to the numerous benefits that extend to both the company and its employees from this mode of learning. … Continued

Breaking the Mold: Challenging Stereotypes About Health and Safety

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘health and safety’? Do you think of unnecessary interference, maybe unfair enforcement, or just downright ‘killjoys’? Or do you think of a core value that is significant in safeguarding employees’ health, safety and wellbeing, enhancing productivity, and strengthening businesses’ reputation? Health and safety, once considered … Continued

Protecting Your Business: 5 Common Workplace Fire Hazards and How to Prevent Them

Fires can devastate buildings, workplaces, and lives in a matter of minutes. With the power to cause major damage to property and delays to project deadlines, a fire could set back or potentially end all your hard work. Most importantly, fires can pose a serious threat to life. Fire Risk Assessments are therefore an essential … Continued

TRNSMT, Edinburgh Fringe or Your Local Gala Day – What Do You Need to Know About Event Safety?

Running an event is a difficult and complex process which is influenced by several factors. From planning to execution, teams of planners, caterers, suppliers, security, and many more, need to pull together to ensure the event runs smoothly. The ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ mindset in Event Management makes planning extremely time sensitive and there are … Continued

Plan, Do, Check, Act. The Circular Approach

If you’re not familiar with the world of health and safety, a quick Google search can easily overwhelm you with a myriad of models, methodologies, and templates that all promise to help you and your business have a “streamlined” approach, effectively building your health and safety strategy further.  So, what if there was a simple-to-follow … Continued

Mental Health in the Workplace: Understanding the Impact and Implementing Effective Health and Safety Policies 

There are going to be a lot of important conversations this week. Some up-lifting, some hard to hear. All of them necessary.   Mental Health Awareness week allows us to fully immerse ourselves in needed discussions, and over the years there has been an incredible emphasis on how we can implement mental health into our … Continued

Our New Website!

The team at PHSS are very excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website! We wanted to give our site a bit of an overhaul to ensure the best possible experience for anyone who visits it, so that they can find out exactly what they need to know. We teamed up with the … Continued

Risk assessments: key to a safe workplace

Why should every business conduct a risk assessment? How can I conduct a risk assessment? And what are the benefits to conducting a risk assessment? These are some very important questions that this blog will answer. Why should we conduct a risk assessment? Risk assessments are a legal requirement under the Management of Health and … Continued

How to use the ERIC Saves People hierarchy of controls to make your workplace safer

Did your 2023 New Years’ resolution include to improve the health and safety of your business? Are you unsure of where to begin? PHSS is here to help!   ERIC SP Hierarchy of control Let’s take a look at the best ways to control hazards and risks in your workplace to help keep your employees … Continued

Our top tips for returning to work safely in 2023

Welcome back to work!   We hope that you have had a lovely time spent at home with friends and family, playing with your new presents, enjoying some party games, and avoiding the worst of the excess of the holiday season.   We know that the transition back to work can be difficult, but we … Continued

Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Here at PHSS it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As we take a step back to relax and reflect on the past year, we also look forward to what’s to come in 2023: supporting even more businesses in keeping their teams healthy and safe at work! We want to say a special thank … Continued

Workplace Inspections & Why You Should Care

Why workplace health and safety inspections are important Workplace health and safety inspections are crucial – no matter the industry, company size or daily activities. These inspections can identify existing and potential future hazards and can ensure that your workplace remains compliant with all legislation. This will help to assure a healthy and safe working … Continued

The benefits of a positive H&S culture

Company culture shows the values and fundamental beliefs held by those working within that company. It is often one of the biggest deciding factors for employees when looking for a new company to work for, and people are far more likely to be happy at work if the company culture aligns with their own beliefs. … Continued

How Our Consultancy Services Protect Your World

The PHSS mantra is “protecting your world” and at the very heart of our business are our consultancy services. These are the services which allow us to help your business thrive in a safe and healthy environment so that you can focus on the growth of your company. With us, you don’t have to be … Continued

Who is responsible for health and safety at work?

Why is health and safety important in the workplace? Protecting peoples’ health and keeping them safe from harm is fundamental to a successful business. Failure to do so can lead to prosecution, reputation damage, poor productivity and  ultimately – financial losses. Having good health and safety policies and procedures in place ensures that companies can … Continued

Mental Health at Work

Why is mental health important in the workplace? Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace.   Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people … Continued

Ergonomics: How can we apply it to the workplace?

What is the science of ergonomics? “Ergonomics is a science concerned with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. It puts people first, taking account of their capabilities and limitations. Ergonomics aims to make sure that tasks, equipment, information and the environment fit each worker.”   The application of ergonomics is crucial for the health … Continued

Our new Mission, Vision and Values

Here at Project Health and Safety Services, we are excited to announce our new mission, vision, and values!    These are immensely important aspects of any business and help guide the expectations of both those working within the business and with it. As such, it is important that these are updated when there is growth … Continued

The importance of health and safety in your workplace

A recent publication from the Health and Safety Executive provides an insightful and comprehensive analysis of fatal injuries in the workplace in Great Britain in 2022. The report provides headline numbers on deaths resulting from a work-related accident in 2021/22 that were reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) to … Continued

Benefits of outsourcing your Health and Safety department

In recent years outsourcing has become a popular practice for businesses seeking to grow. This has accelerated greatly in recent years, with the pandemic causing businesses to evaluate which functions are essential to their operation, and those in which they do not excel, which for many businesses is health and safety. Outsourcing is an agreement … Continued