GDPR is an extensive 88-page document covering every aspect of the new EU data protection laws.
Businesses who are non-compliant with GDPR after the 25th of May 2018 may find themselves being issued a large fine of up to €20 million or 4% of their annual turnover, so it’s important that you do everything you can to avoid this. (more…)
As we continue to move into the new year, OSHCR (Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register) has warned of the five biggest risks to employee health and safety in 2018. These are things that you should be aware of now so that you can put procedures and practices in place to prevent or reduce these risks.
As you will see, many of them fall under the category of technology whether it be us using it or it creeping into the workplace as our replacement, as the digital world advances each year it introduces new and bigger risks to the workplace… (more…)
The moment you have been waiting for is almost upon us.
GDPR comes into effect on 25th May and as we draw closer to the big day, it’s important that you understand your responsibilities and legal requirements regarding the new laws. (more…)
There are myths aplenty in the world of health and safety but the HSE are quick to clear up any workplace rumours.
The following are real cases presented to HSE and they busted the myth pretty promptly: (more…)
Last week, the UK experienced some of the heaviest snowfall in recent years with many places seeing up to 10 inches of snow over the course of 24 hours!
This is probably not the last time we will face treacherous weather conditions this winter, so we should do what we can to ensure that we are prepared for snow, ice and other weather hazards so that workers are not putting themselves in danger on their way to and from work. (more…)
The benefits of online health and safety training for businesses are staggering; so much so, that it would seem silly not to purchase a heap of courses today and start earning those all important certificates. (more…)
Many of us will encounter manual handling activities in the workplace whether it’s lifting a box in the store room or transporting a delivery of goods, so that puts a lot of people at risk of a manual handling injury such as musculoskeletal disorder.
In fact, manual handling is one of the biggest causes of workplace injuries every year with roughly half a million non-fatal cases of MSD being reported and many more expected down the line. (more…)
A few weeks ago, the Thrive at Work report, which reviews mental health and how it affects workers, revealed that 300,000 people with long term mental health problems lose their job every year.
This has resulted in a shift in conversation regarding mental health in the workplace, with businesses and employers being encouraged to provide more support to staff who struggle with mental health. (more…)
The role of a first aider in the workplace is to provide immediate medical care that could potentially save lives should an emergency occur on the premises. This is why it’s very important that you have trained first aiders on site at all times.
The Health and Safety Regulations 1981 states that employers must provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work – this includes at least one trained first aider. (more…)
Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries making up 37% of all accidents and resulting in approximately 50 deaths a year.
There are many precautions that can be put into place to prevent the chances of slips, trip and falls around the workplace which is typically caused by uneven floor surfaces, trailing cables and poor lighting. (more…)