GDPR for Business

GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, which is part of the Data Protection Act 2018. This regulation relates to the handling of personal data by companies storing personal information, whether this is in a private, public, or work capacity. Keep reading to learn more about your business responsibilities under GDPR. What is personal […]

Week Commencing 30/10/2023 – In The News

Unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders are being sold online – experts have warned Experts have warned that unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders are being sold online after a study found 70% failed to meet minimum safety requirements. Serious concerns have been raised after research commissioned by the Ladder Association showed every sample tested from Amazon […]

ISO 45001: Occupational Health & Safety Compliance

A formal management system can help businesses ensure a safe and healthy workplace by providing a structured framework to follow. Most businesses follow the HSE Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) system, recommended by the HSE through HSG65. However, some high-risk businesses require more stringent control around health and safety. ISO 45001 is an international standard, […]

Top 10 Tips for Supporting Your WFH Employees

With many employees now working remotely, either full-time or as part of a hybrid schedule, it is essential that employers are well-equipped with knowledge of how best to support their work from home staff. So, what do you need to do to support your remote workers at home? 1. Carry out a home worker risk […]

Week Commencing 10/07/2023 – In The News

Could a truck that’s powered by hydrogen and only emits water help in the climate change fight? The vehicle can be fuelled up with hydrogen in just 15 minutes and gives drivers 600 kilometres of range, the company behind it says, with the gas being stored in high pressure tanks designed to withstand impact. British […]

Week Commencing 26/06/2023 – In The News

Hot spots: fire hazards multiply to threaten construction sites While UK construction output witnessed a decline in the year of and following the Covid pandemic, construction fires in the latest ONS figures show an increase in incidents compared to previous years. Despite calls for greater professional competency and better technology available, fire hazards are only […]

Top 10 Tips for Effective Employee Training

Effective, consistent and meaningful training is key to getting the best out of your employees and giving them the tools to succeed in their role. Training is certainly an investment, both in time and resources, but the rewards to be gained from proper training have the potential to vastly exceed the costs. But how do […]

Risk Assessments and Method Statements Toolbox Talk

This blog can be delivered to your staff as a Toolbox Talk. If you require a specific Toolbox Talk for your workplace, please feel free to get in touch. Reason: Work must be planned and carried out in a safe manner. The construction industry continues to have an unacceptable accident record. Outline: This talk covers what […]

Top 10 Tips for Effective Time Management

The main aim of effective time management is to allow you to achieve more in less time – however, that’s not the only benefit! Managing your time properly can also lead to reduced stress at work, less procrastination, improved work quality and more. It can seem daunting to change your work habits, so we’ve put […]

Safety Spotlight: Time Management, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) & Risk Assessment

As part of November’s Hazard of the Month, Poor Planning, we’re highlighting three key areas: Time Management, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) & Risk Assessment. Time Management Time management is an essential skill to have to ensure that you have a proper work-life balance. Poor time management can lead to stress and feeling overwhelmed at […]