PPE and Heat Stress

PPE and Heat Stress at Work

As we move into Phase 3 of the Government’s ‘Plan To Rebuild’ and many places of work and businesses start to reopen under the new Covid-19 secure guidelines, PPE has quickly become the norm for workplaces that would not normally wear it such as retail stores, hair salons and restaurants. (more…)

Steps You Need To Take To Get Your Workplace COVID-19 Secure

As we begin to see the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel, businesses across the country will be looking forward to returning to some form of normality.
Nevertheless, the threat of coronavirus is by no means gone, and the lessons of the past few months will encourage businesses and other institutions to remain vigilant and to take all the necessary precautions in order to ensure employees and the public can remain safe.  (more…)

Fit Testing Face Masks

Fitting A Face Mask

As construction sites and manufacturing businesses begin to open up, following the guidance released by the Government this week, one of the precautionary measures that many people have taken upon themselves to implement is the use of face masks. (more…)

RIDDOR Reporting and COVID-19

Reporting COVID-19 to HSE

Under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) employers/businesses are expected to report cases of COVID-19 to the HSE, as they would any other disease or illness that an employee has been exposed to in the workplace. (more…)

Homeworking Risk Assessments

Risk Assessments for Homeworkers

Working from home has now become the new normal for many of us and businesses who didn’t even have a homeworking policy in place this time last month, have now had to implement one, where possible, in order to practice social distancing without compromising the productivity of the business. (more…)

Protecting Your Mental Health During A Pandemic

Mental Health and Coronavirus

The threat of coronavirus extends far beyond just those who are infected by it. It is having a monumental impact on many other areas of our lives and wider society too. For example, it is having a great effect on people who suffer from pre-existing mental health conditions such as anxiety and OCD. (more…)

Coronavirus and the Importance of a Workplace Pandemic Preparedness Policy

Pandemic Preparedness Policy

With coronavirus hitting the UK, the World Health Organisation (WHO) characterising it as a pandemic, and Donald Trump banning travel from European countries to the US (except for the UK), businesses may have to make some big decisions to ensure workforce safety. (more…)

How To Prevent The Transmission of Coronavirus

Protect Against Coronavirus

The latest Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first reported on 31st December. Originating in China, it has since spread to other countries, with nine people in the UK testing positive for the illness. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine or medication to protect us; however, they are currently being developed. (more…)

Knowing Your Fire Extinguishers Can Save Lives

Fire Extinguishers in the workplace

Everyone dreads the fire alarm practise, especially when it’s cold, raining (sometimes even snowing), and we have a lot of work we would much prefer to be getting on with. However, it is an annoyance we all forbear as we understand how crucial they are in keeping everybody in the workplace safe. (more…)

Health and Safety Workplace Statistics for 2019/18

HSE 2019 stats

The HSE recently released their annual Health and Safety statistics for 2018/2019, and you should take the time to have a look through these in more detail, but we’re going to break down some of the most interesting figures. (more…)