Welcome to Safeti School
Thanks for coming along to this introduction class for Safeti School, I just wanted to make the first episode a quick introduction to both myself and to let you know what Safeti School is all about.
First of all, my name is Richard Collins, you may already know me from the Safeti Podcast, I’m a Chartered Health and Safety & Environmental professional with, let’s say well over a decade’s experience working across different sectors, including with the public sector, the waste industry, I then moved into construction and civil engineering and the last few years I have spent working with a blue-chip, global-brand in the electronics manufacturing sector.
I have to say, it’s too easy after having worked in the space for such a long time to fall into the trap of talking in jargon and forgetting how much you learn over time, and therefore not giving enough emphasise to those who are only just getting involved or just beginning to take responsibility for health, safety, and environment.
Whether that be if you’ve started your own business, you are taking a course in health and safety and need more help or if you have been nominated by your employer to take on the responsibility, whether you wanted to or not.
Regardless of your situation, the aim of Safeti school is to help you through whichever muddle you find yourself in.
Of course, the direction of this podcast may change and meander slightly as it develops but it’s something I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time, Whereas I have the Safeti Podcast which is aimed at seasoned HSE professionals or those that are full-time in the profession or heading that way, I wanted to make something that would help the complete beginner, starting from scratch.
So this podcast is really directed toward people who have very little knowledge of Health, safety or environment in the workplace and aims to help you get up to speed quickly. Then as we move forward, I want to provide you with ongoing tips and guidance in short form, usually 5-10 mins that you can use to maintain your knowledge, communicate to your teams and use to improve performance wherever in the world it is that you are working.
I will say that as I am based in Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, most of the legal references will stem from here but we may touch on similar legislation across the world to use as examples. So it’s important that you bring yourself up to date on what your local legal framework is and also be aware on any specific industry standards that exist in your local area to put what I am saying into context.
The UK has a strong record from a global perspective when it comes to HSE performance and therefore I think it is a good benchmark to from to share knowledge and learning.
Well, that’s it from me for this one, as I promised, these are going to be very short and focused on providing specific information that you can come back to over and over again if necessary, and I really hope that it helps you in your own journey to improving health, safety and environment performance in your own business.
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