- HSE Statement on the API Fatigue Standard
HSE welcomes the development of the American Petroleum Industry’s fatigue standard and its accompanying guidance. Establishment and implementation of a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) by employers is considered a positive step towards reducing and managing the risks of fatigue.
- Thinking about behavioural safety
There has been a large uptake of “behavioural safety” approaches over the past decade or so, in a wide range of industries. These approaches are based on the premise that a significant proportion of accidents are primarily caused by the behaviour of front line staff, such as pilots, drivers, production operators or maintenance technicians.
- New Guidance on Managing Shift Work
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced a new book that aims to improve the understanding of shift work and its impact on health and safety. More than 3.5 million people are employed as shift workers in the UK.