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Credit Union Plus has retained the services of Compliplus as their Safety Consultant. Working in partnership with our clients to achieve health and safety compliance is at the very heart of the ethos here at Compliplus.

Credit Union Plus is a group of Credit Union branches and sub-offices in the greater Meath and Cavan area with the Head Office based in Navan, Co. Meath https://creditunionplus.ie/. They offer a wide range of financial services, serving customers in a traditional branch-based operation and a modern online portal, serving the community for over 50 years. Compliplus offers traditional health and safety training and also a wide range of easily accessible online e-learning courses, which suited the Credit Union Plus brief perfectly. People’s behaviour in the workplace is affected by the collective characteristics of the business, organisation and teams in which they work. 

Employees respond to the visible and invisible messages they receive from others within their organisation, though not always in the way intended. Safety culture influences human behaviour which in turn influences the organisation’s culture. To manage health and safety effectively it is important to consider how all the organisational factors listed below influence and affect human behaviour.

    • managing organisational change
    • safety culture
    • behavioural safety
    • leadership and supervision
    • communications on safety
    • resource, staffing levels and organisation workload
    • human reliability – human error and systems failures
    • human factors in incident investigation
    • human factors integration
    • emergency response.
  • The way jobs are designed to interface with equipment and the workplace environment has a direct effect on the health and safety of workers. The timing of shifts, the length and frequency of breaks, the task workload, the physical and mental demands due to the design of the task, equipment and environment are all important factors to consider which influence human performance and can affect both the individual and the integrity of the whole work system. Consideration should be given to the following factors in designing jobs:

    • manual handling, repetitive actions and ergonomics
    • work-related stress (e.g., high workload)
    • fatigue from working patterns – shift work and overtime
    • alarm handling
    • interfaces with plant and equipment
    • design and effectiveness of procedures
    • routine and non-routine work.