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The top 10 HSE trends to look out for in 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/10/18 5:00 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in HSE trends, HSE, HSE culture, Apps

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Hello to you, and all the best for staying safe this year. This is our first new blog for 2018, and as such, we’re looking ahead to the trends we can expect from the occupational health and safety industry.

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What to do if you’re in a truck accident

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/11/17 5:20 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in HSE, HSE best practice, Driving safety, Driver safety

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Being involved in any kind of car accident runs the risk of personal injury, even death. That risk increases substantially when there’s a significant discrepancy between the size of the vehicles involved in the crash. Trucks are incredibly large, heavy vehicles, and if they’re involved in crashes, they can cause serious injuries and deaths. The destruction that can be caused by vehicles this size is scary.

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11 tips to combat driver fatigue

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/30/17 6:40 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in fatigue management, Workplace safety, HSE, Driving safety, driver training

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Following on from our previous blog – causes of driver fatigue and how to spot the most common signs – today we bring you 11 tips your drivers can use to combat fatigue.

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Checklist: How to find an accredited driver training company

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/20/17 5:45 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in HSE training, HSE, training, Driving safety, driver training

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You understand the advantages of using an accredited training school to train your drivers… but where do you start? If this is your first time looking for a training company with the right fit for your drivers’ needs, the task could be daunting – and exhausting.

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The advantages of accredited driver training

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/16/17 5:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Workplace safety, HSE, Driving safety

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 Continuing with our series on safety and your long-distance truck drivers, we review the advantages of provided accredited training to your drivers, taking a look at the pros and cons.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

Because you’ll be paying to attend a driver training school, you want to ensure that your money buys you the best training. This will guarantee your qualification will meet the right standards and snag you employment sooner rather than later.

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13 hidden safety hazards in the workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/19/17 5:10 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Corporate HSE, Safety, workplace, Workplace safety, HSE, HSE best practice, Office safety, hazards

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Is your workplace up to scratch?

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/16/17 6:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Corporate HSE, Health and Safety, workplace, Workplace safety, HSE

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Your workplace needs to provide certain basic conditions to comply with fundamental health and safety legislation. Take a look at the image below to see if your workplace is up to scratch.

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The 9 key qualities of a star safety officer

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/5/17 6:00 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Corporate HSE, HSE for employees, HSE training, Health and Safety, HSE, HSE culture, HSE best practice

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You might say, ‘I’m just a safety officer – not a leader’. ALL safety professionals are leaders, as you are responsible for guiding your entire organisation when it comes to adopting, implementing and following sound safety practices.

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10 ways to apply HSE training outside the workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/29/17 4:04 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Safety, Health and Safety, HSE, HSE culture, HSE best practice

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We’ve said it before – training doesn’t stop at the boundary wall of where you work. Safety is an attitude, a way of life. This means that how you observe safety is constant, and just as important when you are at home prepping dinner for your family, or travelling on the road, as it is when you are, say, operating a forklift machine on the factory floor. Apart from anything else, constant and consistent observance means you’ll get into the habit of practising safety, and eventually it’ll be second nature, and not something you have to consciously work at.

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46 things an HSE professional would never have in their home

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/26/17 6:15 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in HSE, HSE culture, HSE best practice

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