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    ISO 45001

    “Plan; Do; Check; Act; Check it out; What; what; what; What’s it all about?” (With apologies to the Beasty Boys)   In mid-March the new occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) ISO45001 was launched by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This replaces OHSAS 18001 to become the globally recognised OHSMS standard. ISO45001 adopts a management approach based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) management cycle, mirroring the approach taken by the HSE in their guidance HSG65. In brief this management cycle can be summarised as: Plan:  determine and assess OH&S risks and opportunities, establish OH&S objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with the OH&S policy; Do:  implement…

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    NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #6

    As our writers continue to busy away at writing, I’ll continue my trawl through Unit A of the national diploma.  Delightfully, we are on to element A7.  This is everyone’s favourite.  The world of “organisational factors” (aka organisational culture, but could also be called “death by misadventure”).  It’s an area that we all know is important – the way we relate to people around us at work and interact with the systems and processes is of equal importance to our technical ability in the job.  This is especially important in safety leadership.  Leadership is subtly different from management and has more of an emphasis on inspiring and motivating people, rather…