Drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace is more common than you would probably like to think, so it is important to have a clear policy written up in your employee handbooks and distributed to all staff. (more…)
Although it may look rather harmless, asbestos is an extremely dangerous substance that kills approximately 5,000 workers every year making it one of the biggest causes of worker death in the UK.
If you inhale asbestos fibres, it can cause life-threatening illnesses such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. (more…)
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…)