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…)
Asbestos kills approximately 5,000 workers every year making it one of the biggest causes of worker death in the UK.
Even though it is no longer used in the building industry, it can still be found in older buildings and properties when it was used for fireproofing and insulation so it is still a major concern for workers. (more…)
Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring minerals which are made up of fine, durable fibres and was used in many buildings for insulation and fireproofing purposes before being banned in 1999.
This means that if you are working in a building built prior to 2000, then it is likely that asbestos will be present.
Every workplace needs the appropriate assessments and policies in place for any health and safety risks and potentially dangerous situations, and this includes fire safety.
In 2015/2016 there were approximately 30,000 workplace fires which injured 2,000 and killed 39 people – a devastation of which 80% of businesses will never fully recover!