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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....

Health & Safety in Construction – Principal Contractor Role

Health & Safety in Construction – Principal Contractor Role

Part 2 Please read part 1 before continuing, where we discussed Construction Design Management Regulations. Who is the Principal Contractor? The Principal Contractor (Main Contractor) is the contractor in overall control of the construction phase on projects with more...

HSE’s Ten Year Plan – a decade of cunning in prospect

HSE’s Ten Year Plan – a decade of cunning in prospect

Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke was a brilliant war strategist of the 19th Century and is credited with the famous take that "no plan survives first contact with the enemy". Well, we shall see… The HSE’s ten-year strategy – “Protecting People and Places” was...

Meet Ice Warrior Matt & join us in supporting his cause

Meet Ice Warrior Matt & join us in supporting his cause

Notify is proud to sponsor local polar expedition team member Matt Bell as he explores The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility. In particular, we’re proud to sponsor his work in the #LastPole campaign. Here we’ve been chatting to Matt about his experiences and the...

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...

Health and Safety Sentencing – The Pounds and the Pennies

Health and Safety Sentencing – The Pounds and the Pennies

Please read part 1 of this blog before continuing… At Step 2, the court sets the initial starting point and range for the fine and is required to focus on the organisation's annual turnover or equivalent. The offender is expected to provide accounts for the last three...

Health and Safety Sentencing – Culpability and Harm

Health and Safety Sentencing – Culpability and Harm

A question every regulatory defence lawyer knows they will be asked by an anxious client – “how much will the fine be?” It’s obviously incredibly important and answering it now as opposed to 15 years ago has – in many ways – become easier…but at the same time, more...

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...