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Coronavirus (COVID-19): manufacturing sector guidance

Guidance for the manufacturing sector including procedures to plan for and maintain a safe place for all. Overview This guidance is for manufacturing sites in Scotland. It comes into effect from 26 May 2020, extending until further notice…
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HSE advises on the importance of fitting RPE correctly

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is advising healthcare workers currently using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) on the importance of ensuring it is fitted correctly. A respirator that is incorrectly fitted will not protect the wearer. Tight-fitting…
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Too little too late? How would you tackle the Coronavirus?

  On the 9th of March 2020 The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP outlined the UK’s plan to tackle COVID19 which is to: Contain, Delay, Research and Mitigate. How can you set out a plan to contain a virus that has already spread across…
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Omniscient Safety Innovations - Targeting Mental Health Problems at their Core

Omniscient Safety Innovations are focusing on building effective PREVENTATIVE Mental Health Strategies for the workplace. Our approach is about identifying and analysing the root causes of mental health issues in the workplace. Whilst…
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Mindfulness - Live in the Moment

What is mindfulness? In a World of evolving technology where convenience is key and we spend so much time glued to a screen, mindfulness is essential. According to the American Psychological Association (APA.org, 2012), mindfulness is: “…a…
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It's Time to Talk - HSE People teams up with manUP speakUP to talk about mental health

  There has never been a more important time to focus on Mental Health and encouraging people to be open about how they are feeling. HSE People is excited to work with Mike Scotland the founder of manUP speakUP to help raise the…
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Dying from embarrassment - Andrew Downie TechIOSH

10th - 16th June is Men's Health Week in the UK, Andrew Downie shared his personal experience of testicular cancer “Women are dying from embarrassment” stated a national tabloid headline which caught my eye very recently.  The gist…
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Infection. Prevention. Control. You're in safe hands

Such a basic and easy thing to do yet so very effective, thorough and proper hand washing can prevent the spread of diseases and infections. The IPC - We are a dynamic and innovative NHS Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Team with…