Week Commencing 21/02/2022 – In The News

7 simple steps to reduce work-related back pain Neck pain. Back pain. Tendonitis. Osteoarthritis. Most of your workforce has had them. Or will do. But do you know as much about these common conditions as you think – including how badly they impact your business? The above, along with a host of other ailments, are […]

The Impact of Fraud on Health & Safety

Fraud is not typically a topic that comes up regularly when you consider Health & Safety risks to your business. It is a term that is more associated with corporate backhanders, corruption, identity theft, money laundering and more recently internet scams. These are some examples of criminal activities that fit the laws interpretation of fraudulent […]

Safety Spotlight – Whistleblowing & Modern Slavery

As part of December’s Hazard of the Month, Fraud, we’re highlighting two key areas: Whistleblowing and Modern Slavery. Whistleblowing Whistleblowing is the term used to describe when a worker passes along information concerning a wrongdoing – typically, but not always, something they’ve witnessed while at work. Whistle-blowers are protected by law, meaning they should not be treated […]

Top 10 Tips for Fraud Prevention

All businesses targeted by fraud are at risk of loss of revenue and reputation – although small and medium sized enterprises are most at risk due to their size. Scammers have many ways to target businesses, and it is important to be aware of the different avenues they may take. However, with the right controls […]

Week Commencing 22/11/2021 – In The News

Contractor and security company fined after security guard dies of hypothermia at windfarm Two companies have been fined following an incident where a security guard died after being found lying face down and hypothermic, in deep snow, at a remote hillside in Ayrshire. Ronald Alexander died in hospital after being “exposed to extreme weather conditions” […]

Week Commencing 08/11/2021 – In The News

Impact of climate change on workers’ health and safety With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in full swing, SHP looks at the importance of the event on a global scale, while also focusing on how the effects of climate change are seeping into the workplace, exploring what businesses can do to safeguard staff and […]

Week Commencing 01/11/2021 – In The News

JCB signs multi-billion pound deal to buy and distribute green hydrogen in the UK Construction giant JCB has signed a multi-billion pound deal to buy ‘green’ hydrogen from Australia – and distribute it to UK customers. The digger-maker, which has factories in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham, and Oxford-based Ryze Hydrogen – which was founded by JCB heir Jo Bamford – have agreed to […]

Safety Spotlight – Cyber Security & Phishing Awareness

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For the month of July, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Cyber Attacks. These key areas are Cyber Security and Phishing Awareness. Cyber Security An increasing number of organisations are being seriously impacted by cyber incidents; in just the last week, there has been instances of […]

Do You Know How to Spot a Phishing Email?

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What is Phishing? Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly common and more sophisticated; one of their most common, everyday forms is Phishing attacks. Phishing is when attackers attempt to trick users into doing ‘the wrong thing’, such as clicking a bad link that will download malware, or direct them to a dodgy website. Phishing can be […]

Where Do You Start with Climate Change?

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The Devastating Truth of Climate Change A 2018 study estimated that if global warming reached 2°C an extra 150 million people would die from air pollution alone compared to a 1.5°C world. [1] That’s equal to 25 Holocausts worth of deaths from just breathing the air around them. Current UN predictions set the projected state […]