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 […]

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 10/01/2022 – In The News

Worker calls ‘bailiffs’ on Jaguar Land Rover after firm fails to pay £250,000 award A man has called the ‘bailiffs’ on Jaguar Land Rover after the multi-billion-pound car company allegedly failed to pay his £250,000 employment tribunal award. Brian Fox was a life-long employee of JLR, having secured a job there aged just 16 years old. […]

Top 10 Tips for Improving Workplace Communication

Having good communication skills is highly beneficial in the workplace. Being able to communicate with your teammates, co-workers, and customers can help you to improve your professional relationships and become more productive. In a time when many of us are talking to our colleagues using video calls and instant messages, having solid communication skills is […]

Week Commencing 03/01/2022 – In The News

FA, Premier League, EFL & PFA announces joint brain health initiative The FA, Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers Association (PFA) have announced a new joint action plan on understanding, promoting, and protecting brain health. The plan focuses on research, education, awareness, and support for players. It will bring together all workstreams and resources to manage […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Safety Spotlight – Manual Handling and Physical Activity

As part of October’s Hazard of the Month, we’re shining a spotlight on two key areas: Manual Handling and Physical Activity. Manual Handling Any worker, no matter the working environment they’re in, may have to undertake manual handling tasks. Any task that involves using bodily force to move an object, so everyone can benefit from […]