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The 10 core competencies your facilities manager must have

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/24/18 6:00 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in HSE for employees, HSE, HSE culture, Stress, Facilities management

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In our current series, we’re reviewing facilities management. Our previous two blogs focused on ergonomics, specifically the adverse effects of poor ergonomics, as well as how to conduct an ergonomic risk assessment. Today, we review the skills your facilities manager (FM) will require to effectively perform their duties, and manage the area of health and safety that falls within their responsibility.

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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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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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Everyone’s responsible for work safety – but who’s liable?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/22/17 4:15 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Leadership in HSE, HSE training, Liability, HSE culture

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When safety fails at a company, who is to blame? The equipment that wasn’t working? The employee who wasn’t qualified to operate a forklift? Or the company owner who hasn’t signed off on the correct HSE training? As the following case studies show, leading a company includes leading by example. If your employees don’t implement the correct safety policies and procedures, it could put lives – and your freedom – at risk.

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