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Top Tips for On-site Traffic Management

The most recent HSE statistics show that in 2016/17, being struck by a moving vehicle replaced falls from height as the largest single cause of workplace fatalities – representing over 30% of deaths at work in the UK. 
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Effective Team Supports Simon Community Fundraiser

Staff at Effective Software took to the streets of Dublin in support of the Simon Community's 'House of Light'  initiative.

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Webinar | Fee for Intervention - Fight or Pay?

The subject of this months webinar was  'Fee for Intervention - Fight or Pay?', and featured input from an expert panel.  

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Cheers!  - How to handle alcohol issues in the workplace

As it is the middle of the Christmas party season, we have gathered our top 6 tips on tackling the effects of alcohol on staff and workplaces.

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What's in fashion in safety wearables?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is changing, and incorporating technology to make it more effective in protecting workers. There is now a buzz in the world of health and safety clothing, and the word being used is “wearables.”  So here is a guide to what’s in-fashion for safety wear - and...

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Latest Announcements - New Customers

Effective are delighted to announce Midland Heart, Quinn Building Products and Wingate Electrical PLC as some of the latest companies to implement our health and safety software.

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Take 10 with our Marketing Manager Dave Rowland

We took 10 minutes to learn more about our Marketing Manager and Cub Scout of the Year, Dave Rowland.
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Fines Under The New Sentencing Guidelines - Big And Getting Bigger

Since February 2016, we have seen organisations found guilty of health and safety offences facing bigger fines than before.  In May, Balfour Beatty was fined £2.6 million for breaches which led to the death of a worker in an unshored, 2.4m deep trench and ScottishPower was fined £1.75 million...

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Webinar | 3 Pains of Fire Safety Management

We were delighted to host our “3 Pains of Fire Safety Management” webinar on Friday the 3rd of November. The webinar lasted approximately 30 minutes and was presented by a number of H&S professionals who work in the field of fire safety and some of our product experts.

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Appealing Appeals - More H&S Fines Slashed In Courts

Since February 2016 we have seen headlines with eye-popping fines for larger organisations.  Before February 2016 fines over £100,000 were unusual in health and safety breaches where no one had died; since then, there have been many fines over £1 million, not just for incidents resulting in...

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Top 5 Nightmare Health and Safety Scenarios

As Halloween is just around the corner, we thought we would compile some of the worst nightmare health and safety scenarios in this industry. We've all been there, well maybe just health and safety professionals - you wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat after dreaming about the...

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Legal Impact of Trainang Mismanagement

The ability to implement an effective training management system can be stressful. For most organisations, the strive for employee training compliance can involve heavy paperwork and endless administrative time. These stressful activities can lead to errors and these errors can be costly more...

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