What Are the Risks of Lone Working?

Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, employers must manage the risk to lone workers. Risks that affect lone workers in particular include workplace violence, the effects of stress, and medical conditions or accidents. Keep reading to learn more about how to protect your lone workers. Why are lone workers at risk […]

Top 10 Tips for Practising Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a technique which involves noticing what’s happening in the present moment, without judgement, and increasing your awareness of your mind, body or surroundings. It aims to help you increase your self-awareness, reduce stress, cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts, and choose how you respond to thoughts and feelings. Keep reading to learn about […]

Safety Spotlight: Driving Safely Awareness & Mindfulness

As part of August’s Hazard of the Month, Driving, we’re highlighting two key areas: Driving Safely Awareness & Mindfulness. Driving Safely Driving for work, whether on site or on public roads, is one of the most dangerous tasks a worker can undertake. Employers must manage the health and safety risks to any workers who drive as […]

Week Commencing 22/05/2023 – In The News

RCN concerned after mental health hub closures The RCN has learned that out of 41 mental health hubs established to support health and social care staff in England, a third have already closed, leaving an estimated one million people unsupported. A further seven of the specialist hubs, which were launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, have […]

Employer Duties for Welfare at Work: What Small Businesses Can Do to Improve Welfare

An employer’s duty of care extends beyond the protection of staff health and safety and the prevention of accidents and injuries – employee welfare is also a fundamental element of employee wellbeing. Identifying and addressing factors that affect employee wellbeing, and taking a proactive approach to improve these is something that all businesses should strive […]

Week Commencing 15/05/2023 – In The News

HSE targets construction workers’ lung health with nationwide inspection campaign Failure to prevent life-threatening diseases caused by dust at work is unacceptable, says the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as it gears up for a summer targeting construction sites across Great Britain. Supported by HSE’s Dust Kills campaign, which provides free advice to businesses and workers on […]

Top 10 Ways to Support Mental Health Welfare at Work

Employees have a duty of care to ensure that they are doing all they reasonably can to support their employees’ mental health and wellbeing. By creating an environment where employees feel comfortable talking openly about mental health, problems are less likely to build up to unmanageable levels, resulting in less time taken off for poor […]

Week Commencing 08/05/2023 – In The News

Employers being impacted as menopause is often misdiagnosed as depression Employers are being impacted by a common misdiagnosis of psychological menopause symptoms, experts have said. Bosses at digital health app Peppy are warning employers that the condition is often misdiagnosed as depression – which can lead to absence and resignation – other mental health issues […]

Week Commencing 20/02/2023 – In The News

Survey shows office noise hampering focus A new study into employee productivity by Oscar Acoustics has found that offices are struggling to deal with the demands created by hybrid working, with excessive noise at the heart of employee grievances. The survey, which quizzed 500 senior management workers found that booming office noise has become a […]

Week Commencing 06/02/2023 – In The News

New lifesaving defibrillators fitted in more than 200 high street stores New lifesaving defibrillators have been fitted in more than 200 high street stores across the UK and staff are being trained in how to use them. The equipment is being fitted in all O2’s owned stores in the UK as part of a partnership […]