27 episodes

The Safety & Health Podcast dovetails with Safety & Health Practitioner (SHP), the first for health and safety news in the UK, to meet all the content needs of a health and safety professional. We’ll bring you the latest news, insights and legislation updates in the form of interviews, discussions and panel debates from leading figures within the profession.
From working at height, lone working and other common workplace hazards, to safety culture and behaviours, occupational health and mental health & wellbeing, tune in for an easy way to remain up to date on the issues affecting your role.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

The Safety & Health Podcast dovetails with Safety & Health Practitioner (SHP), the first for health and safety news in the UK, to meet all the content needs of a health and safety professional. We’ll bring you the latest news, insights and legislation updates in the form of interviews, discussions and panel debates from leading figures within the profession.
From working at height, lone working and other common workplace hazards, to safety culture and behaviours, occupational health and mental health & wellbeing, tune in for an easy way to remain up to date on the issues affecting your role.

    The health & safety profession, how is it changing?

    The health & safety profession, how is it changing?

    In this episode, we drop in on a panel debate which discusses the changing the perception of the health and safety profession.
    Recorded in the Operational Excellence Theatre at Safety and Health Expo in May, this panel discussion focussed on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it could be argued that the safety profession is now viewed in a more positive light by the general public. The panel talked about the opportunities for increasing collaboration across teams, and changing the direction of safety in the workplace, through genuine staff engagement.
    The session was moderated by Heather Beach, Managing Director of the Healthy Work Company. Heather was joined in the panel by Adam Clarke, Managing Director Consulting at Praxis42, Matt Hall, Interim Deputy Director Patient Safety and Risk at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Carolyn Smith, Health, Safety and Well-being Director, The VPS Group.
    Additional resources:
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/risk/dont-try-to-do-risk-from-a-desk/ (‘Don’t try to do risk from a desk, you need to be there and engage in collaboration’)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/safety-health-expo/ (Register your interest in Safety and Health Expo 2023)
    https://www.safety-health-expo.co.uk/en/home.html?utm_source=SHPandutm_medium=Comarketingandutm_campaign=EME22SHE-HW%2B-SHP%2BWeb%2BPR (Safety and Health Expo)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/podcasts/when-shp-met-louis-theroux/ (When SHP met Louis Theroux…)
    If you’ve not already subscribed, please do so, to get the latest episodes as soon as they are released. And, if you like what you hear, we’d be grateful if you could rate us, as that will help us get the shows out to a wider audience.
    Check out the previous eleven episodes on the https://www.shponline.co.uk/the-safety-and-health-podcast/ (Safety and Health Podcast hub).
    Please be sure to stay tuned in to https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/CyFQC73nA5ImGBn68F2zbPX?domain=shponline.co.uk/ (SHPonline.co.uk) for the very latest health and safety news.
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/get-the-shp-newsletter/ (Sign up to the SHP Daily Newsletter, here.)

    • 31 min
    How safety in design and digitalisation can increase productivity

    How safety in design and digitalisation can increase productivity

    In this episode, we’re going to hear from Sukhy Hogwood who looks at safety in design and safety’s role in ensuring buildings are not only safe to construct, but also usable for those who will be living, working in, and recreationally using the space. Then, Paul Richardson discusses how digitalised safety processes can transform a workplace.
    Sukhy Hogwood is HSE Director at Jacobs, which delivers global solutions to create a more connected and sustainable world — from intelligence to infrastructure, cybersecurity to space exploration.
    In this this interview, which was recorded ahead of Sukhy’s seminar session at Safety and Health Expo in May, Sukhy speaks about how we can re-invigorate the approach to safety in design, how safety can capture the hearts and minds of engineers and designers and why the most inclusive work environments are the safest work environments.
    In the second part of the show, Paul Richardson, Founder and Managing Director of Connected Safety Net, talks about how the digitalisation of safety processes truly deliver results and making the world a safer place.
    Paul touches on why safety tech inspires him and how he visualises how safety with use technology in the future.
    Additional resources:
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/construction/the-safety-design-phase-is-the-whole-reason-for-being-in-safety/ (‘The design phase is the whole reason for being in safety’)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/blog/does-the-equality-maxim-of-gender-neutrality-put-women-at-greater-health-and-safety-risk/ (Does the equality maxim of ‘gender neutrality’ put women at greater health and safety risk?)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/safety-health-expo/ (Register your interest in Safety and Health Expo 2023)
    https://www.safety-health-expo.co.uk/en/home.html?utm_source=SHPandutm_medium=Comarketingandutm_campaign=EME22SHE-HW%2B-SHP%2BWeb%2BPR (About Safety and Health Expo)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/podcasts/when-shp-met-louis-theroux/ (Listen: When SHP met Louis Theroux…)
    If you’ve not already subscribed, please do so, to get the latest episodes as soon as they are released. And, if you like what you hear, we’d be grateful if you could rate us, as that will help us get the shows out to a wider audience.
    Check out the previous eleven episodes on the https://www.shponline.co.uk/the-safety-and-health-podcast/ (Safety and Health Podcast hub).
    Please be sure to stay tuned in to https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/CyFQC73nA5ImGBn68F2zbPX?domain=shponline.co.uk/ (SHPonline.co.uk) for the very latest health and safety news.
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/get-the-shp-newsletter/ (Sign up to the SHP Daily Newsletter, here.)

    • 33 min
    When SHP met Louis Theroux…

    When SHP met Louis Theroux…

    In this episode, we’re able to bring you the full recording of Louis Theroux’s keynote session at Safety and Health Expo. Louis sat down in front of a packed Keynote Theatre audience to discuss all things, from communicating effectively and working in hostile to health and health and wellbeing.
    Louis Theroux is a journalist, documentary-presenter, producer and writer. His unique style of investigation has looked into everything from celebrities to the US prison system, far-right groups to adult films. His simple yet direct style has revealed the personalities, lifestyles, loyalties and beliefs of those often misunderstood, written off or ignored.
    In this interview, recorded at Safety and Health Expo on Thursday 19 May 2022, Louis sat down with SHP Editor Ian Hart.
    Starting out in print journalism, Louis moved to television as a correspondent on TV Nation, examining the strange, dangerous and controversial elements of American life. Before joining the BBC to develop his Weird Weekends series, which often put him in dangerous and compromising positions.
    Returning to the UK, Louis followed Weird Weekends with When Louis Met… in which he spent time with a range of unusual celebrities from Ann Widdicombe and Chris Eubank to Neil and Christine Hamilton.
    In 2019 Louse set up Mindhouse an independent television production company, which aims to tackle thought-provoking and complex subjects using intelligence and humour.
    Safety and Health Expo, powered by SHP, returns in May 2023. https://www.safety-health-expo.co.uk/en/register-your-interest.html (Click here to receive further information about Safety and Health Expo, taking place from 16-18 May 2023).
    Additional resources:
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/she-2022/louis-theroux-at-safety-and-health-expo/ (‘There is a need for a common-sense approach to tackling risk’, says film-maker Louis Theroux)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/safety-and-health-expo/who-is-louis-theroux/ (Who is Louis Theroux, inspirational speaker at Safety and Health Expo 2022?)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/safety-health-expo/ (Read: More write-ups and reports from Safety and Health Expo 2022)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/safety-health-expo/ (Register your interest in Safety and Health Expo 2023)
    https://www.safety-health-expo.co.uk/en/home.html?utm_source=SHPandutm_medium=Comarketingandutm_campaign=EME22SHE-HW%2B-SHP%2BWeb%2BPR (Safety and Health Expo)
    If you’ve not already subscribed, please do so, to get the latest episodes as soon as they are released. And, if you like what you hear, we’d be grateful if you could rate us, as that will help us get the shows out to a wider audience.
    Check out the previous eleven episodes on the https://www.shponline.co.uk/the-safety-and-health-podcast/ (Safety and Health Podcast hub).
    Please be sure to stay tuned in to https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/CyFQC73nA5ImGBn68F2zbPX?domain=shponline.co.uk/ (SHPonline.co.uk) for the very latest health and safety news.
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/get-the-shp-newsletter/ (Sign up to the SHP Daily Newsletter, here.)

    • 52 min
    The importance of establishing good relationships

    The importance of establishing good relationships

    In this episode, we speak to SHE Manager at Kier Highways, Dave McPherson and Health and Safety Officer at Great British Communications, Jessica Collings about the work they do, how they got into health and safety and their thoughts on the future of the profession.
    Dave McPherson, was named as the winner of the SHP Award for Trailblazer in Health and Safety in 2021, for his passion, vision for improvement and commitment to influence change.
    In the episode, Dave talks about his slightly unorthodox journey into safety and the importance of building a rapport and establishing good relationships with the people around you.
    Then, we hear from Health and Safety Officer at Great British Communications Ltd., Jessica Collings, who was named SHP’s Rising Star in Construction. Jessica discusses the challenges of starting a role in a new career in the midst of a pandemic, shares some of the initiatives that she has helped to implement and highlights the importance of mentoring.
    Additional resources:
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/shp-awards/dave-mcpherson-wins-shps-trailblazer-in-health-safety-award/ (Dave McPherson wins SHP’s Trailblazer in Health and Safety Award)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/shp-awards/jessica-collings-named-shps-rising-star-in-construction/ (Jessica Collings named SHP’s Rising Star in Construction)
    https://registration.gesevent.com/survey/3n9fh54xcdcmi/register?utm_source=SHPandutm_medium=Comarketingandutm_campaign=EME22SHE-IH-SHP-Article-37 (Register for Safety and Health Expo 2022)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/shp-awards/shp-awards/ (Find out more about the SHP Awards)
    If you’ve not already subscribed, please do so, to get the latest episodes as soon as they are released. And, if you like what you hear, we’d be grateful if you could rate us, as that will help us get the shows out to a wider audience.
    Check out the previous eleven episodes on the https://www.shponline.co.uk/the-safety-and-health-podcast/ (Safety and Health Podcast hub).
    Please be sure to stay tuned in to https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/CyFQC73nA5ImGBn68F2zbPX?domain=shponline.co.uk/ (SHPonline.co.uk) for the very latest health and safety news.
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/get-the-shp-newsletter/ (Sign up to the SHP Daily Newsletter, here.)

    • 19 min
    Starting out in a career in health & safety

    Starting out in a career in health & safety

    In this episode, we hear from two women at the start of their careers, speaking about their journey into health and safety and the challenges they have faced along the way. Cindy Bell, SHE Advisor at Greggs, discusses her varied role and her advice for starting out in a career in health and safety. Then, Shari Bowen, HSSE Officer at Massy Distribution, talks about working in health and safety in the Caribbean and the challenges of working in a male-dominated environment.
    Following in the footsteps of Robert Jukes and Lucilla Cummings, Cindy Bell was named both SHP’s Rising Star in Manufacturing and Rising Star UK for 2021, for her work as SHE Advisor at Greggs.
    Cindy won the judges over with her enthusiasm and commitment to improving working operations for employees. The panel was also captivated by her passion for integrating new technology into the workplace, taking the time to learn about ways to improve operations outside of her set working hours. In the episode, Cindy speaks about how she got into health and safety and provides advice for people wanting to start out on a career in the profession.
    We then hear SHP’s International Rising Star for 2021, Shari Bowen, who HSSE Officer at Massy Distribution Ltd., one of the largest distribution companies in the Caribbean basin. Shari has been instrumental in developing and promoting safety and health.
    During the chat, Shari speaks about how she got into the profession and her desire to engage with other women in the field, using social media to interact with other Caribbean women working in health and safety.
    Additional resources:
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/shp-awards/cindy-bell-named-shps-rising-star-in-manufacturing-and-rising-star-uk/ (Cindy Bell named SHP’s Rising Star in Manufacturing and Rising Star UK)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/shp-awards/shari-bowen-named-shps-international-rising-star/ (Shari Bowen named SHP’s International Rising Star)
    https://instagram.com/womeninsafetycaribbean?utm_medium=copy_link (Women in Safety Caribbean)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/shp-awards/shari-bowen-named-shps-international-rising-star/ (Watch: Shari on Workplace Safety in Barbados)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/shp-awards/shp-awards/ (SHP Awards)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/tag/shp-awards-2021/ (Click here to view all SHP Awards winners for 2021)
    If you’ve not already subscribed, please do so, to get the latest episodes as soon as they are released. And, if you like what you hear, we’d be grateful if you could rate us, as that will help us get the shows out to a wider audience.
    Check out the previous eleven episodes on the https://www.shponline.co.uk/the-safety-and-health-podcast/ (Safety and Health Podcast hub).
    Please be sure to stay tuned in to https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/CyFQC73nA5ImGBn68F2zbPX?domain=shponline.co.uk/ (SHPonline.co.uk) for the very latest health and safety news.
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/get-the-shp-newsletter/ (Sign up to the SHP Daily Newsletter, here.)

    • 17 min
    3 top tips for a good night’s sleep

    3 top tips for a good night’s sleep

    In this episode, we speak to campaigner and SHP’s Most Influential Individual in health and safety, Dr Mavis Nye about her work raising awareness of dangers of asbestos exposure, and we hear from Lisa Artis, Deputy CEO at the Sleep Charity, who provides three quick fixes to immediately improve your sleep.
    Dr Mavis Nye was voted as SHP’s Most Influential Individual for 2021 by SHP readers. In this episode, we chat to Mavis about her work as a campaigner for the dangers of asbestos exposure and the lack of awareness that still exists, and how living with Mesothelioma impacts her life.
    Mavis has been described as a ‘tour de force, and an absolute dynamo for Asbestos Awareness’. She lives with Mesothelioma every day of her life, having been diagnosed a few years ago, and spends her life campaigning for asbestos awareness and removal.
    We also hear from qualified sleep practitioner, Lisa Artis, Deputy CEO at the Sleep Charity. Lisa speaks about how important sleep is, when it comes to people’s health and wellbeing, how it’s often overlooked in the workplace and provides some top tips on how you can make some small and quick changes, to immediately improve your sleep. (14:10)
    Lisa was named SHP’s Trailblazer in Workplace Wellbeing for 2021.
    Additional resources:
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/shp-most-influential/dr-mavis-nye-named-shps-most-influential-person-in-health-safety-for-2021/ (Dr Mavis Nye named SHP’s Most Influential person in health and safety for 2021)
    https://www.mavisnyefoundation.com/ (Click here to read more from the Mavis Nye Foundation.)
    https://www.mesothelioma.uk.com/ (Mesothelioma UK)
    https://hasag.co.uk/ (HASAG: Asbestos Support In London and The South East)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/shp-awards/lisa-artis-wins-shps-trailblazer-in-workplace-wellbeing-award/ (Lisa Artis wins SHP’s Trailblazer in Workplace Wellbeing)
    https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/ (Sleep Charity)
    https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/national-sleep-helpline/ (National Sleep Helpline) – 0330 530 541
    https://thesleepmanifesto.com/ (Sleep Manifesto)
    https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/charter-for-sleep-equality/ (Charter for Sleep Equality)
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/shp-awards/shp-awards/ (Find out more about the SHP Awards)
    https://registration.gesevent.com/survey/3n9fh54xcdcmi/register?utm_source=SHPandutm_medium=Comarketingandutm_campaign=EME22SHE-IH-SHP-Article-20 (Register for Safety and Health Expo 2022)
    If you’ve not already subscribed, please do so, to get the latest episodes as soon as they are released. And, if you like what you hear, we’d be grateful if you could rate us, as that will help us get the shows out to a wider audience.
    Check out the previous eleven episodes on the https://www.shponline.co.uk/the-safety-and-health-podcast/ (Safety and Health Podcast hub).
    Please be sure to stay tuned in to https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/CyFQC73nA5ImGBn68F2zbPX?domain=shponline.co.uk/ (SHPonline.co.uk) for the very latest health and safety news.
    https://www.shponline.co.uk/get-the-shp-newsletter/ (Sign up to the SHP Daily Newsletter, here.)

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

JB H&S ,

Incredibly Insightful & Interesting

The podcast is both insightful and interesting. The speakers each week provide deep and meaningful reflections of their own experiences which makes for engaging and entertaining listening, while offering various opportunities for learning. Keep them coming!

FulhamAl ,

Great, reliable and useful content

Good quality source of information!

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Engaging and informative

A really insightful and polished podcast covering topical subject matter - can’t wait to hear what’s coming up next.

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