There’s a great deal of useful information and resources for health and safety management professionals online. From blogs to forums, news sites to social media. To help you get your bearings, we’ve analysed what’s out there and listed our top 10 health and safety websites:
Health and Safety for Beginners’ (HSfB) vibrant forums have spawned a friendly community given to lively and honest debate on campaigns, issues and health and safety management systems. Despite the name, the site isn’t just for beginners. True to the site’s motto, “there’s no such thing as a ‘daft’ health and safety question”, HSfB is a regular haunt of seasoned pros that aren’t shy of calling on their experience to help members faced with health and safety management conundrums.
The site also features free health and safety downloads, support for health and safety courses, toolbox talks and careers advice.
The Health and Safety Executive’s comprehensive collection of communities is broken down into groups for hundreds of different industries with data sheets and other relevant resources available to registered members. Check it out to see if your industry is represented.
Since April 2011, What is Health and Safety? has been providing a well-rounded view of safety in the workplace and at home. It covers a diverse range of subjects including office safety, industrial and site safety and safety essentials via a collection of in-house and guest contributed articles.
Health & Safety Practitioner Magazine is the official publication of IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) and its blog features the latest views and opinions from behind the news and inside the industry. The magazine’s main site also offers comprehensive health and safety management coverage to cater to the needs of the busy professionals, with news, in-depth features, in court stories and the latest industry products.
This blog, owned and maintained by Scottish law firm Brodies LLP, provides a view of health and safety from the legal side of the fence via Brodie’s team of safety specialists and advisors. Industries and subjects covered include construction, legislation, public health and road risk.
Veritas Consulting has published a blog that is a veritable fountain of information on the latest policy, campaigns and issues updates. Regularly updated and thoughtfully compiled this site is a ‘go to’ for the very latest in health and safety management thinking.
As a safety news aggregator, Safety News is an excellent resource for providing global news at a glance for health and safety pros in a hurry.
An entertaining and informative collection of blogs from the team behind Health and Safety at Work Magazine, regular guest bloggers from John Lewis’ safety team and the anonymous ‘Health and Safety Contractor’ who the blog says has “already complained her way through first a NEBOSH general certificate, and then a Masters in Occupational Health and Safety management. She’s now complaining her way through the murky world of contracting.”