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Keep up to date reading the ESD Safety Newsletter issued on May, with some useful information such as these key principles from Dr Chris Williams, University Safety Officer:

  • Good health and safety goes hand-in-hand with good organisation and business management
  • The role of the health and safety professional is to be an enabler – it’s not ‘you can’t do this’, but ‘how can we do it safely’. It’s not ‘read these 50 pages of regulations’, but ‘this is what they mean in practice for you’
  • Soft influencing skills are as important as enforcement skills – hearts and minds lead to real change. Communication and cooperation are key, as highlighted during a recent workshop at the Safety Network Conference
  • Be able to evidence - because you may need to