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competent person

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Competent or Not: Who’s Working on Your Site?

In health and safety, however, competence is actually a technical term. Describing someone as competent in a health and safety sense clearly states they have the right training, skills, experience, and knowledge to carry out a given task that could be risky safely. Someone without the required amount of any of the above, or lack of physical ability to do the job, wouldn’t be considered ‘competent’ to do the job. No insult intended.

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7 mins read
Safety Leadership Coaching - David Cant

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Set your sights higher with safety leadership coaching

Let’s be honest: no one has ever changed how they do things because someone told them off. Very rarely has someone skipped out of a meeting with the health and safety boss inspired to change their ways.

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David Cant

6 mins read
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The Importance of Psychological Safety On Your Site

In workplaces where potentially fatal risks are everywhere, such as in construction or manufacturing, ignoring or reprimanding workers for voicing their opinion can have a serious impact on that particular employee and their safety and wellbeing.

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David Cant

6 mins read
Robotics in construction

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Are your Toolbox talks irrelevant?

Listen to this practical insight which goes beyond the clipboard to help you improve safety performance and toolbox talks.

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David Cant

1 min read
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Risk Management During COVID-19

Working practices have shifted dramatically, and health and safety managers and those charged with risk management have found themselves in a new and challenging environment.

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David Cant

4 mins read
man and a ball and chain

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The Human Factor – Managing Risky Behaviour at Work

While this is great news, health and safety managers risk getting lost in risk assessments and legislation, overlooking the biggest risk of all: the human factor.

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David Cant

4 mins read
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How can you motivate your workers to wear PPE

Though employers should make an effort to minimise and mitigate risks as much as possible, sometimes the use of PPE is unavoidable.

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David Cant

4 mins read

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