How Can Employers Reduce Stress At Work?

How Can Employers Reduce Stress at Work?

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…)

What Are The Responsibilities Of A First Aider at Work?

What Are The Responsibilities of A First Aider

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…)

How Can You Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls at Work?

How Can You Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls In The Workplace?

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…)

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous?

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous

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…)

What Is Asbestos?

What is asbestos

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.

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How To Create and Implement A Fire Safety Procedure At Work

How To Create and Organise A Fire Safety Procedure At Work

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!

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What is CHAS?

What is CHAS

CHAS is a health and safety accreditation scheme that aims to improve health and safety standards across the UK.

If you are a contractor and you want to improve business visibility, earn instant trust and gain more clients, then CHAS accreditation is for you! (more…)