Roger Bibbings, occupational safety adviser at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), examines the right policies and procedures to make Health & Safety work in hospitals

David Halicki of the IOSH Healthcare Group explains why hospitals are unique sites and looks at the issues they face in safeguarding patients, visitors and employees.

The Fire Industry Association explains how portable extinguishers can reduce the risk of fires at healthcare facilities and care homes.

Making lone workers’ health and safety less of a solo effort is the responsibility of the employer, says IOSH, and encourages employers to take simple yet effective measures to protect staff

The Health and Safety Executive discusses slips and trips, and how to reduce this risk within a healthcare setting

Safe maintenance is a healthcare budget essential for patient safety, says the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Graham Ellicott, chief executive officer, Fire Industry Association, discusses a new survey that highlights the critical role of fire extinguishers

Healthcare workers often work long hours, but round-the-clock healthcare shouldn’t have to be delivered by exhausted staff. Darren McDonald, IOSH Healthcare group, looks at how to ensure healthcare professionals don’t overdo it.

The Health and Safety Executive discusses how managers and duty holders can do more to prevent slips, trips and falls incidents in the workplace

Asbestos must still be considered as an important issue for all those charged with responsibilities for facilities management or maintenance

Julian Topping, programme lead – health work and wellbeing at NHS Employers, discusses how to reduce absenteeism due to stress

From doctors’ practices to hospitals, many of our healthcare institutions occupy buildings that are likely to contain asbestos. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health asks what you can do to protect yourself and others

Robert Thilthorpe, technical manager, Fire Industry Association, discusses the role of the portable extinguisher

The Health and Safety Executive’s ‘Shattered Lives’ campaign aims to reduce unnecessary slip, trip and fall incidents in the workplace

Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK, responsible for an estimated 4,000 deaths each year