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Health & Safety in Construction – Safety Documentation

Health & Safety in Construction – Safety Documentation

Part 6 In previous blogs we have discussed the main roles and responsibilities of key duty holders within The Construction Design & Management Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015), we have also discussed the main documentation requirements to ensure CDM compliance. In this...

Health & Safety in Construction –  Construction Phase Plans

Health & Safety in Construction – Construction Phase Plans

Part 4 Please read the previous 3 parts of this blog series before continuing to get the most out of our Health and Safety in Construction series. What is a Construction Phase Plan? The Construction Phase Plan, also referred to as a CPP, is a document that sets out...

HSE’s Mental Health Campaign

HSE’s Mental Health Campaign

Before you read this, please check out our previous blog, ‘HSE’s Ten Year Plan – a decade of cunning in prospect’ as this new post focuses on the first area the HSE’s 10-year strategy talks about. Is “Working Minds” working? Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist...

Data Science in SHEQ assurance – Data Teams

Data Science in SHEQ assurance – Data Teams

Part 2 Please read part 1 before continuing to understand what we mean by artificial intelligence and data science… What is a Data Science team? A data science team is composed of people who are strong in three core areas: statistics, programming and business acumen....

Data Science in SHEQ assurance – AI & Data Science

Data Science in SHEQ assurance – AI & Data Science

Part 1 Data Science will seriously influence the impact health and safety professionals can make within their organisation – for the better! Explore how it will transform your safety, health, environmental and quality (SHEQ) assurance processes in our new 5-part blog...

Health & Safety in Construction – CDM 2015

Health & Safety in Construction – CDM 2015

Health and safety is a priority in the majority of sectors we work with, but in the construction industry, workplace safety can be a matter of life and death! Our new 6-part series will explore safety, health, environmental and quality (SHEQ) specifically within...

How much risk is in your organisation?

How much risk is in your organisation?

There have been many recent prosecutions where employers have not been able to demonstrate that they have a robust (suitable and sufficient) risk assessment procedure in place – a couple of examples, can be found here and here. In this blog, we will explore how easy...

Enforcement Options – Prosecution

Enforcement Options – Prosecution

What can regulators do if they find a breach? Please read Part 1 before continuing… The decision to prosecute is a serious one – HSE needs to prepare a Prosecution Report for an Approval Officer to consider before the prosecution is green-lighted. The Approval Officer...

Enforcement Options – Cautions

Enforcement Options – Cautions

What can regulators do if they find a breach? There’s been a serious incident or an unannounced visit, HSE is investigating OR has investigated. What’s next? HSE’s position on enforcement is that its “emphasis is on prevention” but that it will enforce the law where...

Interviews Under Caution – Why do they matter?

Interviews Under Caution – Why do they matter?

Please read Part 1 before continuing... A suspect’s response to an interview under caution can have an influence (albeit sometimes limited) on the outcome of the HSE’s investigation – it is important to recognise that the HSE’s decision making process is mechanistic...

Interviews Under Caution – What are they?

Interviews Under Caution – What are they?

Interviews Under Caution - What are they? We’ve considered crisis management planning and then had a look at how best to deal with the regulator where there has been a serious incident and a criminal investigation has been commenced. The investigation will follow its...

Health & Safety – Monitoring and Review

Health & Safety – Monitoring and Review

An essential component of any health and safety management system is our monitoring and review process, this allows us to accurately assess our existing controls alongside risks to develop an effective plan of action. Health and Safety management systems normally work...

Dealing with health and safety investigations

Dealing with health and safety investigations

It’s rare that Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Local Authorities (LAs) just turn up out of the blue – almost all investigations are event-driven. This usually means that there’s been a RIDDOR reportable accident and HSE is responding to it, or a whistle-blower...

Understanding the importance of safety data

Understanding the importance of safety data

Our previous blogs have discussed the importance of Near-Miss/hazard reporting and why we need to carry out detailed accident/incident investigations. In this blog we’ll discuss the importance of analysing all the safety information/data that can be collected within...

Notify Cloud v5.11: Latest updates explained

Notify Cloud v5.11: Latest updates explained

Is your Health & Safety software in need of a Spring Clean? Spring is with us; the clocks have gone forward, and the mornings and evenings are much lighter and brighter. It is traditionally the time of year for a spring clean and at Notify, we have been sprucing...

Why accident investigations are so important…

Why accident investigations are so important…

All organisations strive to achieve a proactive safety culture that will help to prevent accidents from occurring. This will include active safety monitoring and safety engagement at all levels of the organisation. Sometimes, however, an unplanned event may cause...

Planning for the worst

Planning for the worst

Try to think of recent examples of crisis events so appallingly managed that something which was obviously bad, morphed into something disastrous. Number 10 lockdown parties, VW Emissions, Yorkshire CCC and Azeem Rafiq…Why? Lack of competence or lack of a plan? Hard...

#BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

#BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2022 is back, and the focus is equality, solidarity and recognising and acting in the face of gender bias. With the #BreakTheBias focus, it’s time to recognise women’s role in championing technology and recognise how this is an area where...

Tis the season for a game changer in Health & Safety

Tis the season for a game changer in Health & Safety

Game on! Time for some fun during those long winter nights this Christmas… The following blog is a bit of fun. Rest assured, Notify take health and safety seriously – it’s why we are on a global mission to make a billion people safer at work. In the age of COVID-19,...

Notify Achieves “Excellent” Net Promoter Scoring

Notify Achieves “Excellent” Net Promoter Scoring

Notify Technology: We’re a Safety Tech SaaS start up, but we sure pack a serious NPS punch – Worth Olympic Silver or Gold? Our customers can decide! We recently completed a survey across our customer base to evaluate how we’re performing, as we look to bring safety...

Staying COVID-Alert And Managing The Risks

Staying COVID-Alert And Managing The Risks

Getting back to work safely is a challenge we're all facing right now. Returning to a changed normality, whilst remaining COVID-alert, is what we're all aiming for. Notify, the smart Health & Safety reporting and management software, is helping businesses get back...

Notify 5.3: Extended Dashboards

Notify 5.3: Extended Dashboards

We recently unveiled some exciting new features in the latest version of our smart Health & Safety software, Notify Cloud 5.3. One of the most significant enhancements we've made to Notify is our new Extended Dashboards feature. Notify now provides Management...

Tristan Meears-White: Back to work?

Tristan Meears-White: Back to work?

Is the COVID-19 curve flattening? Professor Angela McLean, the UK's Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor has suggested that it is – that is to say that the rates of increase are falling and the numbers of new cases per day are not increasing. Could this be the beginning of...

90 Second Insights: Victoria Matuz

90 Second Insights: Victoria Matuz

Using Notify's Health & Safety reporting tools, workers in almost 80 countries around the world are logging incidents and near-misses in 90 seconds or less – or about the time it will take you to read this post. The latest in our 90 Second Insights series features...

Notify Insights: 2019’s Best Bits

Notify Insights: 2019’s Best Bits

2020 is going to be a big year for Notify. We're planning some exciting projects for our business and some major developments for our products. Equally, 2019 was a big year for us. Our business grew, our team grew, our customer base grew, and we’re now back from the...

Grow your business, grow your risk?

Grow your business, grow your risk?

With great power comes great responsibility. So it stands to reason that with greater power comes even greater responsibility. And that’s definitely the case when it comes to managing risks in any business. Whether you’re sat in an office with a team around you or...

Managing risk in educational establishments

Managing risk in educational establishments

The start of September sees schools, academies, colleges and universities gearing up for a new academic year. Lights are turned on; classroom doors are unlocked and stationery cupboards organised. For many educational establishments, the health and safety implications...

Theme Park Safety – The risk of failure

Theme Park Safety – The risk of failure

Theme parks are considered a staple family attraction across the world, known best for their rides and rollercoasters that appeal to thrill-seeking children and adults alike. Their success and profitability are maintained by installing ever more daring rides and...

Let’s talk about… Mental Health at Work

Let’s talk about… Mental Health at Work

In his latest column for the Notify blog, esteemed Health and Safety lawyer and Notify's resident Subject Matter Expert, Tristan Meears-White, takes a look at the complex topic of Mental Health and Work and what this means for employers today.  Mental health can be a...

If data is the new oil…

If data is the new oil…

We’re told almost daily about the value of data. It’s often positioned as a panacea to improve business performance. Think: data on customers, buildings, employees, cars, machinery, and so on. With so many ways to generate and access data, Duncan Davies, CEO at Notify...

Notify guide to building a better safety culture

Notify guide to building a better safety culture

This blog follows on our recent post about attitudes towards technology amongst Health & Safety professionals. If you’ve decided to look more closely at how technology could help your organisation, then the five areas below are critical when deciding on the system...