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Business improvement: They just don’t get it by John Richardson

Recently I visited a food and beverage manufacturing company to discuss how we could assist them with incident investigation and how it can be used to improve their operations. I’d been invited along by their HSE manager who was very familiar with incident investigation in the workplace. The meeting The organisation had grown fairly quickly […]

Taking business mishaps on the chin

Many organisations I talk to remain unconvinced about the importance of investigating anything non-safety related or what they see as the small stuff. Instead, they view the occasional mishap as an inconvenient yet inevitable part of working life. This was typified by a recent telephone call with a friend of mine who works as a […]

Self reflection

The forgotten art of self-reflection

I think everyone will agree that the reason we all go to work every day and help drive our businesses forward is because we want to be number one. We want to be the number one sales person, we want to be number one in our market, we want to be the number one in […]

Records and headphones

Investigation findings: Music to management’s ears?

This morning while driving to work, I heard a segment on the news about music streaming. Apparently in 2017, we streamed more music than ever before by a significant margin and the music industry had a bumper year. I must say I was a little surprised to hear this, since I’ve been led to believe […]

Investigating stress in 2018 by John Richardson

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! For some of us, getting back to work will bring excitement and opportunities for the year ahead. However for others, that first journey back to work this year will have been coupled with feelings of apprehension and dread. While work place stress and mental health issues are nothing […]

Starting out on placement with Matrix by Lauren Jamieson

I’m Lauren, a third year Management with Marketing student at Robert Gordon University. At the start of February I began a 12-week part-time placement with Matrix Risk Control as a marketing assistant. I had never heard of Matrix before and wasn’t completely sure what they actually did as this was a sector of business I […]

When safety lapses end in jail sentences

There are some predictions that you hope never come true. One such example took place at our own conference ‘Still in Control’ last year when keynote speaker Gary Aitken, head of health and safety division at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, warned that it was only a matter of time before a health […]

The Very Real Prospect Of Prosecution

Over the last few days, research findings have been published revealing a strong upward trend in the number of company directors who have been prosecuted for health and safety offences. The new analysis, conducted by law firm Clyde & Co, draws on data from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), which indicates a threefold rise […]

Matrix Investigation Support Scheme

Matrix have been busy engaging with organisations and promoting FREE membership of MISS.   The scheme has been create to support organisations to improve their internal investigative skills and capacity. MISS offers access to a cadre of highly experienced industry investigators to provide live time support to lead an investigation and facilitate root cause analysis along with a […]

Matrix create number of short training courses

Topics include: Cyber & Data Security Awareness Scene Management / Evidence Preservation Travel Safety & Security Introduction To Evidence Collection Drug & Alcohol Abuse Awareness Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion Bribery & Corruption Awareness Intended for delivery in your workplace, our 4-hour courses are priced at a minimum of six delegates (£75 each if a MISS member), […]