Tag: workplace health

Top 10 Tips for Ensuring Welfare at Work

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By law, there are certain welfare facilities that businesses must provide for their workers and visitors to their premises. This is the minimum standard the employers must meet, however welfare in the workplace can be improved even more by further actions. Read out top ten tips to find out what you should be implementing in […]

Week Commencing 25/04/2022 – In The News

MPs say asbestos must go from public buildings within 40 years MPs have called for a 40-year deadline for all asbestos to be removed from public and commercial buildings. The Work and Pensions Select Committee said asbestos remained the biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. More than 5,000 such fatalities were recorded in 2019. […]

Safety Spotlight: Asbestos Awareness & Control of Hazardous Substances

As part of April’s Hazard of the Month, Hazardous Substances, we’re highlighting two key areas: Asbestos Awareness and Control of Hazardous Substances. Asbestos Awareness ‘The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’ mandates that all individuals who may come into contact with asbestos fibres at work must be appropriately trained. As asbestos is extremely hazardous, this include all forms […]

Legionnaires’ Disease Explained – Reduce The Risk

All employers have a duty to understand and manage the risks of Legionnaires’ Disease in order to protect their employees and keep their workplace safe. This blog covers what Legionnaires’ Disease is, those most at risk, and what actions you should implement. What is Legionnaires’ Disease? Legionnaires’ Disease is a hazard that every employer should […]

Top 10 Tips for an Ergonomic Workplace

Ergonomics, which in this case refers to how people and their work fit together, is all about putting people first, making sure their capabilities and limitations are considered. An ergonomic workplace therefore, is an environment which is tailored to suit those needs, resulting in a more efficient, comfortable, and safe place of work. But how […]

Safety Spotlight – Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution & Health and Safety Site Induction

As part of January’s Hazard of the Month, Lack of Communication, we’re highlighting three key areas: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution and Health and Safety Site Induction. Communication Skills Communication skills have an important role in the workplace for a number of reasons – not only can they be greatly beneficial to productivity and teamwork, but […]

Week Commencing 29/11/2021 – In The News

The Duke of Cambridge launches new mental health initiative for emergency responders Prince William has given a speech to 200 front line workers at The Royal Foundation’s Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium, hosted on Thursday 25 November, opening up about his time in the emergency services, and highlighting the growing need to prioritise the mental […]

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” […]

First Aid: Head Injuries and Concussion

Prominent in the news recently are the stories of several former elite level rugby players suing the RFU for brain damage following repeated concussions from playing the sport. Most notably Steve Thompson, a member of the World Cup Winning Squad in 2003, who says he cannot remember any of the games he played in. A […]

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 […]