Industry Insights from December 2018

To keep you well-informed on industry news, our experts have put together a shortlist of interesting articles from December, including a hefty fine for exposing workers to flour dust.
 

14th Jan 2019

Welcome to our first Industry Desk with newspaper and laptopInsights instalment of the year. Our experts have collated their favourite articles from the end of 2018 to provide you with very insightful reads.

If you’ve read any blogs recently, we’d love to hear from you. Email info@alcumusgroup.com or tweet us @alcumusgroup.

 

Health and safety strategy: Embedding safety into a company’s culture

Our own Simon Jones, Technical Director of Alcumus HSE, explains how one of the most effective ways to create a successful health and safety strategy is to make it part of a company’s culture and ethos, rather than it being viewed as an isolated policy.

Read: Health and safety strategy: Embedding safety into a company’s culture


The CIA triad: The key to improving your information security

Half of all UK businesses have been the victims of cyber attacks in the last year. What should be your approach to improving information security?

Read: The CIA trial: The key to improving your information security

 
Bakery handed £159k fine for exposing workers to flour dust

A large fine for a bakery that has exposed its workers to the risks associated with flour dust over a 15 year period. Two employees have been diagnosed with occupational asthma while another displayed symptoms.

Read: Bakery handed £159k fine for exposing workers to flour dust

 
10 biggest health and safety prosecutions for 2018

A year in review of the state of the largest H&S prosecutions in the UK. This is relevant to how organisations who work within the key sectors of Alcumus can implement risk management strategies.

Read: 10 biggest health and safety prosecutions for 2018

 
The future of health and safety  

We love this article published on LinkedIn by HSE Manager David Whiting.  David discusses his thoughts on the future of health and safety, including the impact emerging technologies will have on the industry and how organisations need to embrace doing safety differently.

Read: The future of health and safety
 

How technology is creating a safer workplace

Our CTO Mike Talbot discusses with SHP his thoughts on how to get employees engaged with health and safety through using technology.

Read: How technology is creating a safer workplace
 
That’s all for this month. We’ll be back next month to share more of our favourite articles. Watch this space and stay up to date on industry news.