Updates to First aid at work: Guidance on regulations (L74)

This blog breaks down the changes made in the most recent update to first aid at work guidance. These updates do not change what is required to comply with the law. Mental Health The updates to the guidance emphasise employers’ responsibilities to take account of employees’ mental health when conducting their first aid needs assessment. […]

Top 10 Tips for COSHH Safety in the Workplace

Any substance with the capacity to inflict harm in any form is defined as hazardous. According to COSHH, hazardous substances are defined as those that are corrosive, explosive, toxic, or capable of oxidizing. Almost every UK workplace will use substances that pose potential health hazards. Therefore making sure that employees can recognize such substances and […]

Top 10 Tips for Encouraging Healthy Habits in the Workplace

Healthy habits in the workplace can have a positive effect on not only the individuals within the business, but across the whole organisation. A health-conscious workplace is more likely to have happy, healthy, and productive employees who are able to strike a good balance between work and their personal lives. 1. Encourage all annual leave […]

Week Commencing 01/01/2024 – In The News

Japan jet crash: How crew pulled off flawless evacuation from plane inferno  Passengers dashed to the emergency exits of a burning Japan Airlines jet without their hand luggage, in compliance with the flight crew’s instructions. The simple act of leaving their valuables behind would be a “major factor” behind the speed of the evacuation, with […]

Top 10 Cyber Security Tips for Your Small Business

All businesses must be prepared for cyber attacks – particularly smaller businesses that are more vulnerable due to limited resources. This blog covers some of our top tips for building your cyber security strategy to protect your business. 1. Conduct a cybersecurity audit Analyse and review your cyber security procedures and infrastructure – risk assessing […]

Safety Spotlight: Cyber Security, GDPR & Phishing Awareness

As part of December’s Hazard of the Month, IT Security and GDPR, we’re highlighting three key areas: Cyber Security, GDPR & Phishing Awareness. Cyber Security Taking action to protect yourself and your business from cyber security risks is essential in this modern age of working. However, it doesn’t need to be daunting – there are some […]

Fire Warden Role and Responsibilities

While fire safety is a communal responsibility in the workplace, fire wardens have specific duties to carry out both in their day-to-day role, and in the case of a fire. They are appointed by responsible persons in the business to assist them in meeting their legal fire safety obligations. Keep reading to learn more: Is […]

Top 10 Fire Safety Tips for the Workplace

The needs of every workplace when ensuring their fire safety needs are met are unique – however, there are some actions you can take in any workplace to improve the fire safety of your business and employees. Keep reading for our top tips! 1. Maintain Good Workplace Housekeeping Keeping a clean and uncluttered environment is […]

Week Commencing 13/11/2023 – In The News

Lighthouse Charity pioneers bold path for prisoners The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is pioneering an innovative programme designed to reintegrate prisoners into the workforce and help bridge the longstanding skills gap in the construction sector. The pilot project at Cardiff Prison embraces the support of the Lighthouse Charity, GLA Group and Central Group to offer […]

Fire Risk Assessments in the Workplace

A workplace fire risk assessment should be carried out and reviewed regularly in order to identify what actions are required to prevent fire and keep people safe. By carefully examining you premises and the people within them, you should be able to understand potential risks and use this information to improve your fire safety precautions. […]