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On the front line in the fight against workplace accidents

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 2:22 pm August 23, 2012

Occupational health and safety jobs can be challenging and the pressures you face in this line of work are often immense. However, the rewards can be equally great. For example, with the help of specialist recruitment firms like us here at OS Recruitment, you may be able to rise to lucrative positions and command a great deal of respect.

Also, you can have the satisfaction of knowing that you and your colleagues are on the front line in the battle against work-related injuries and ill-health. Each year, many people in the UK and elsewhere suffer because of accidents and environmental risks within their workplaces, but thanks to the efforts of experts like you, these dangers can be better controlled and minimised.

Stark focus

Figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have brought the issue of employee safety sharply into focus. The organisation noted that between April 2011 and March 2012, 173 workers lost their lives. This represented a rate of 0.6 per 100,000 workers.

Not just stats

Commenting on the numbers, HSE chair Judith Hackitt said: “We must not forget that these are lives cut short, not statistics – every single one of these deaths will have caused terrible grief and anguish for family and friends as well as workmates and colleagues. This is the real tragedy of health and safety failures – lives cut short and loved ones lost.

“We want employers to focus on the real risks that continue to cause death and serious injury. HSE is working very hard to make it easier for people to understand what they need to do and to focus on the real priorities. Protecting people from death and serious injury at work should be at the heart of what we all do.”

A downward trend

On a positive note, Ms Hackitt went on to state that Britain continues to have one of the lowest levels of workplace fatalities in Europe and the figures are part of a long-term downward trend.

Finding the perfect role

It’s no secret that the employment market is highly competitive at present. However, rather than despairing, you can be proactive and boost the chances you’ll secure your perfect health and safety jobs.

We specialise solely in the placement of candidates in occupational health and safety jobs and can offer a comprehensive service. If you come to us for help, you’ll benefit from huge experience. Our consultants have a wealth of combined skills and their knowledge is instrumental in offering insightful advice.

Candidate care

You can also be sure you’ll benefit from excellent care. Once you’ve registered with us, we’ll maintain regular contact to ensure we’re always up-to-date with your requirements and we offer careers advice, CV writing assistance and can help with interview preparation.

So, if you’d like to find out more about what we have to offer, just take a look around our website or get in touch. Finding the ideal health and safety jobs may be that bit easier with our assistance, particularly during these difficult times.

U.K Sickness and Absence Levels Reduced

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 8:13 am June 17, 2012

Last year, 131 million days were lost due to absence and/or sickness in Britain’s workforce. However dour the figures, it looks like we’re faring better than during the 1993 high of 178 millions days. In fact, the figure has been falling steadily since around 2003 – why?
Health & Safety jobs aren’t just about things like workplace risk assessment and the right way to sit at your desk. They’re about tracking health trends in the workplace and implementing necessary measures to boost morale, minimise the risk of sickness and improve the overall health and wellbeing of all employees.
It’s thought an increased interest in health and safety jobs across all sectors is partly responsible for the reduction in sick days. Health and safety jobs used to be something of a luxury in places like office environments, whereas we now cherish the idea that it’s someone’s job within the company to think about things like the potential for musculoskeletal problems when sitting at certain desk heights, etc.
Still, the vital role of health & safety jobs is unquestionable. In May 2012, it was revealed the Health & Safety Executive’s Employment Medical Advisory Service has been all but eradicated by cuts – taking a workforce of 122 occupational health professionals down to just 2.2 (only one of whom is full time) In an economy where it’s too easy to set things like the mental wellbeing of the workforce aside, the OH professional is crucial.

Reduce Your Workload With OS Recruitment

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 10:00 am December 6, 2011

Because of our expertise in the field of occupational health and safety jobs, we have attracted the best the market has to offer in terms of candidates looking for jobs. We provide our candidates with exceptional services that allow them to flourish into exactly the kind of employee you are looking for. We make sure that all of our candidates know exactly how to present themselves and sell their skills, without selling you short. Quality health and safety vacancies like this are hard to find away from a recruitment service like ours because there is often no refinement process.

By joining us we can deliver you only the occupational health and safety jobs that fall into your requirement criteria – whether that be by skills, experience or salary, we can present you the best candidates. Each of our candidates has at least two references so there is some veracity to their CV. We also offer you the options of taking on candidates on a permanent or temporary basis.

In utilising our expertise you will reduce the amount of stress and work you create for yourself in interviewing and vetting potential employees yourself. The job market at large can throw a lot at you, but in the field of health and safety vacancies there can be particular requirements that a candidate simply must fulfill. Your company may come to depend on your choice of employee, so it is often better to be absolutely certain that the candidate you choose is qualified.

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