HSE International ISSUE 100 - Page 5

Foreword: January / February 2016 In this issue of HSE International: I t gives us great pleasure to present the 100th issue of HSE International Magazine! Over the course of our existence, we have always strived to promote best practice in the field, sharing knowledge and expertise to help you improve your health and safety record. In order to further this aim, our digital magazine is now free to view online, providing unlimited access to the latest news, views, legislative changes, industry awards coverage and exclusive comment from individuals and organisations at the forefront of successful health, safety and occupational risk management. We’d like to collectively thank all our clients, contributors and staff, past and present for helping us to achieve this milestone. To celebrate, in this issue we have an exclusive interview with Chris Streatfeild, Director of Health & Safety at RenewableUK. Chris spoke to us about the organisation and its contribution to creating a healthier, safer and more sustainable future. We are also very pleased to present exclusive content from two organisations at the forefront of the health and safety industry; NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) and IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), respectively. In our ‘Energy & Utilities’ section we feature RenewableUK members, Skyform Scotland Ltd. We speak to Alan McKerns, HSEQ / Operations Manager about their expertise in the statutory inspection and maintenance of Wind Turbines, Power Access System hire and multiple construction solutions in the Nuclear, Chemical and Offshore industries. In the ‘Facilities & Property Management’ section we take a look at Lancaster University and their unique world-class teaching and research facilities. Last but not least, we speak to Steve Hitchen, Managing Director at One Stop Hire Ltd in our ‘Working at Height’ section about the history of the business and their goals for the future. At the time of going to press, we received the tragic news of a major incident following an explosion at Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire. One person was killed, five others are in hospital and three are missing. Our thoughts are with the family of the person who has died and the families of those affected by the collapse. This serves as a stark reminder of the fundamental importance of health and safety in our modern world. With your support, we will continue our mission to help reduce workplace accidents and ultimately save people’s lives. Jonathan Seale Magazine Manager HSE INTERNATIONAL 5