Category: Leadership

The new Sentencing Guidelines one year on: Their impact on the Construction industry

The conviction data available on HSE’s web site has been analysed to assess the impact of the first year of the new Sentencing Guidelines on organisations and individuals working in the construction industry who have been convicted of breaches of

Posted in CDM, Leadership, Organisational risk, Regulatory changes, Sentencing

How to engage boards on health, safety and risk issues

This article suggests a range of ways to engage boards on health, safety and risk issues. Our suggestions are a combination of ‘nudges’ and ‘shoves’.  They recognise the potential barriers to engagement that we identified in an earlier article, and are aimed at addressing

Posted in Human factors, Leadership, Organisational risk, Risk management

Board engagement with health and safety risks – why doesn’t it always happen?

This article summarises key reasons why board engagement with health and safety risks does not always happen.  The lessons from landmark incidents are discussed, and common causes for non-engagement are identified.  To gain a better understanding of these causes, we

Posted in Human factors, Leadership, Organisational risk, Risk management