I have been listening to a few podcasts over recent months on business improvement and it has been interesting to see the ones that are engaging and those that are a bit bland. To me the ones that get straight to the point are more interesting so here we are. And remember this is in no particular order. 
I have been listening to a few podcasts over recent months on business improvement and it has been interesting to see the ones that are engaging and those that are a bit bland. To me the ones that get straight to the point are more interesting so here we are. And remember this is in no particular order. 
 
No 1 – Get out your risk assessments for the site activities and ensure they are relative to COVID-19 guidlines. Look at the controls and see if they are good enough, have your employees or contractors been involved with discussing the controls and the task and are they comfortable with how to do the work? If you need any help with these click here to contact us 
 
No 2 - Maintain your statutory inspections for electrical equipment, lifting equipment, pressure systems, local exhaust ventilation etc. First check that these things are being completed and you have inspections and tests that are in date. Now ask are there any outstanding actions on the reports and get them resolved. Make sure that all your plant and equipment is being inspected and you have good records of maintenance. Consider setting up a folder for each item of plant so records can be easily found. 
 
No 3 – Consider the wellbeing of your employees. What are you doing to help manage stressful situations, mental health, fitness to work to name a few, including those that work from home If you are doing nothing, then make a call to a wellbeing professional. 
 
No 4 – Get out there. Challenge yourself and your management to undertake a walk around. Don’t necessarily make it a formal audit or inspection but take time to go and chat to your staff and find out what is going well and what could be improved. And if you can set up a regular safety meeting that would be a real bonus. 
 
No 5 – Look at your training plan for 2020/21. Have you got the key things covered, risk assessment would always be at the top of my list, and are you planning for development and succession? 
 
Obviously, this list isn’t exhaustive so we will cover 5 more things in a few months’ time moving with the different requirements that maybe required. 
 
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