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Fire Risk Assessment

Fire Risk Assessment With the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 having been in force for 10 years, why is there still so poor understanding about Fire Risk Assessment? The Order*, often referred to as the RRFSO, essentially places 15+ duties on the...

The PAT Testing Myth

The PAT Myth PAT Testing, or Portable Appliance Testing, is one of the biggest areas of folklore in Heath & Safety legislation. Let’s start with the misuse of the term ‘PAT Testing’; since the T is already for ‘Testing’, its nonsense...

Ten Health and Safety Myths

Ten Health and Safety Myths There’s quite a lot of myths and folklore around Health & Safety, much of it centred on the smaller businesses that are the backbone of the UK economy. It’s often a case that ‘You don’t know what you don’t...

The Dunning-Krueger Effect

Excessive confidence A respected professional colleague recently wrote a Blog entitled ‘Is what you don’t know putting lives at risk?’; referring to the work of a pair of American psychologists named Dunning and Krueger who established around 15 years ago...

Unexpected Behaviour…

Could you be caught out by unexpected behaviour? I was at a Business Networking event recently, listening to a very good speaker who gave an excellent talk on what might be loosely termed Motivation in Business. At the end of the 45 minutes or so presentation, having...