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March 2017

Fire risk to low paid factory workers

March 21st, 2017|

Fire risk to low paid factory workers Fire may well be one of the greatest threats to the low-paid and illegal workers in Britain. This follows an investigation made by Channel 4’s Dispatches programme which used undercover reporters to expose factory conditions in [...]

January 2017

The tyranny of ROI is killing UK productivity

January 12th, 2017|

by Matthew Elson, CEO, SHE Software Britain’s weak productivity remains an irksome story for long-term observers of the country’s economic performance, and as we enter the start of a new year this enduring problem might well be at odds with the upbeat narrative espoused [...]

November 2016

Reviewing the new Health & Safety Sentencing Guidelines

November 4th, 2016|

More than eight months have passed since the new Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines were brought into force on 1 February 2016. SHE Software CEO, Matthew Elson, reviews this post from SHP Online and provides his response to the sentencing handed to the 'large' and 'very [...]

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February 2016

Using technology to achieve compliance – harnessing the touchscreen generation

February 16th, 2016|

Occupational safety in large organisations is an area that requires robust governance processes to ensure compliance across all levels. This compliance can often be difficult to manage due to outdated methods of process management. Health and safety management has traditionally been a process of conducting [...]

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Contractor Safety Management: Aligning Strategy and Culture

February 1st, 2016|

Far too many organisations are still focused on activities and rates Contractor safety management has evolved significantly, yet it still has a long way to go, specifically with aligning safety expectations, programs, cultures, and strategies between contractors and the client organisations that engage them. Key [...]

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January 2016

Tired & Tested – The Fatigue Factor

January 19th, 2016|

Fatigue is a significant issue across most industry sectors and can pose a serious risk to employees. Dr Vicki Culpin and Philip Crosbie offer some advice on what employers should do. What does your organisation do to manage the risks associated with employee fatigue? Those [...]

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November 2015

New rules to build a safer construction industry

November 17th, 2015|

Last month, new rules governing all building and construction projects across the UK came into full effect as the Government’s Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations Bill finally went on to the statute books. The new regulations are designed to enhance the health, safety [...]

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June 2015

Problems with safety leadership – working with resistance to change

June 1st, 2015|

An interesting article on how to work with resistance to change.  We find that organisational resistance at the proposal stage (particularly around resources – people, time, money) is common when looking at a health and safety solution.  Dave Nicholls, global HSE manager at Wood Group [...]

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April 2015

Evolving fear into function

April 25th, 2015|

Andrew Sharman is a great friend of SHE Software.  As one of his passions is safety he's defined a career in helping companies keep their people safe from harm and by elevating safety to the top of the leadership agenda. Is it surprising then that his other passions [...]

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January 2015

UK workplaces “safer than ever before”?

January 20th, 2015|

The government says UK workplaces are "safer than ever before", as figures show 84% of rules have been improved The majority of UK health and safety rules will have been simplified by the time the current parliamentary session ends in May, "without compromising health and protection [...]

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