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Active Curiosity with CIEHF

Active Curiosity with CIEHF

Nigel presented a session on Active Curiosity to the CIEHF workplace sector group.  The talk described our partnership with the Environment Agency in rolling out a programme to support Active Monitoring. The talk concentrated on curiosity.  It explored how we can...

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Active Curiosity with CIEHF

Crafting Conversation Not Confusion

Barbro Arnes of Human Applications has had an article published by CIEHF in Issue 595 of The Ergonomist (March 2024).  Her article discusses how languages develop unpredictably and how human factors can be applied to shape linguistic evolution. People with CIEFH...

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Embedded support at the University of York

Embedded support at the University of York

Since August 2023, Edith Ikedi (Human Applications) has worked as the Acting Head of Health & Safety Operations and Business Partner at the University of York, supporting the Director of Health & Safety in strategic decision-making and providing advice and...

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Guesting on Guy Osmond’s Podcast

Guesting on Guy Osmond’s Podcast

Our friend Guy Osmond (of Osmond Ergonomics) has his own podcast, where he talks with his guests about topics in the general area of ergonomics.  Matt was a guest in episode 3, which you can catch here.

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Christmas Party 2023 at The Elms!

Christmas Party 2023 at The Elms!

For our Christmas party this year we stepped out of our comfort zone and went with a Sip & Paint event. A lot of concentration was involved but we had fun! We will let you decide whether we should give up our day jobs!

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Christmas food bank collection for a local charity!

Christmas food bank collection for a local charity!

This year, the Human Applications Team is supporting John Storer House. Donations included Christmas themed treats and non-perishable food. John Storer House is an independent charity that serves Charnwood Borough Council. They aim to promote and achieve community...

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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2023

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2023

Human Applications took part in Macmillan’s Coffee Morning on October 27th, selling cakes to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research. The support team and several other members of staff made cakes and biscuits, which were enjoyed by all staff and we raised £305 for...

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USHA Conference – A Brief Review

USHA Conference – A Brief Review

The 51st USHA conference was very insightful and impactful. Edith Ikedi and Claire Philp joined other health and safety professionals at the Conference Aston, University of Aston to discuss current and emerging safety topics and explore the challenges they pose to the...

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DHL Aviation Training

DHL Aviation Training

Towards the beginning of the month Orla spent 3 days with DHL Aviation looking at baggage handling activities and developing bespoke training.

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Human Applications and Risk Management

Human Applications and Risk Management

The management of health, safety, and wellbeing (HSW) risk is an essential part of delivering a modern workplace. Managers need to understand their role in the delivery of such a workplace.  They need to be equipped with the tools and techniques that support the...

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USHA Conference – A Brief Review

USHA 51st Annual Conference, Birmingham

Claire and Edith are attending this year’s USHA conference on 11th – 13th October 2023 at Aston University, Birmingham. We are excited about Claire speaking in one of the sessions on Day 2 on “Stress in higher education” where she will explore current happenings...

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Human Applications and Risk Management

Human Applications and COMAH

Fortunately, major accidents are rare in the UK.  Nevertheless, sites deemed to be at risk of having major accidents are regulated and enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) through the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (COMAH 15).  These...

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Human Applications and Risk Management

Feedback from Recent Courses

Human Applications has received some wonderful feedback from attendees on our recent courses, some examples are below. Tori Petrouskie from SPX FLOW posted on LinkedIn having completed our Safety Leadership Course: "What a fantastic learning experience facilitated by...

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USHA Conference – A Brief Review

Delivering the USHA Engagement Programme for Senior Leaders

At the end of 2022, Human Applications and the University of Sheffield piloted a tailored version of the USHA Health, Safety and Wellbeing Leadership workshop.  The workshop is designed to engage senior leaders in universities in what 'good' looks like and how to...

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Workshop at University of Sheffield

Workshop at University of Sheffield

Our Organisational Psychologist Claire travelled to the University of Sheffield last week to facilitate a workshop on health and safety behaviour change for 100 Safety Officers. The group explored how to draw key target behaviours from current challenges, then how to...

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