The role of health and safety training and its importance during COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a new, largely unknown risk to the workplace, and if your safety arrangements are to be successful, staff will need to be trained to carry them out. Get your FREE consultation Communication and training is an important element of your return-to-work planning, as your usual practices and procedures will likely […]

HSE inspections | How to prepare your workplace for COVID-19 ‘spot checks’

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 16 July 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Coronavirus | Employment and health and safety FAQs

All you need to know about how your business can take appropriate risk control measures in the face of coronavirus (COVID-19). The implications of the virus on businesses and their employees are far-reaching and changing quickly. The following FAQ, which will be continually updated as new guidance is made available, provides you with a one-stop-shop […]

Health and safety competent person FAQs

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If you’re an employer, or responsible for health and safety within an organisation, it’s very likely you’ve come across the term ‘competent person’. It’s something you’ll hear a lot in discussion about health and safety, but what exactly does it mean? Do you need one? What skills make a person competent? Who can take on […]

8 New Year’s health and safety resolutions your business should consider

With the start of a new decade comes the opportunity to start afresh, and many of us are busy reflecting on some positive changes we can make in the year ahead. Making healthier choices and quitting bad habits will feature high on many people’s lists. These are resolutions that apply not only in our personal […]

Health and safety duties | Why employees aren’t off the hook

Employers often assume that the duty for upholding health and safety lies solely with them. In reality, this isn’t the case. While the primary responsibility for health and safety falls on the employer, section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) places a number of important responsibilities on the shoulders of […]

Work-related stress | HSE strategy fails to secure improvements

The HSE has reaffirmed its commitment to tackling workplace stress after efforts to promote its management standards have fallen short. Andrew Kingscott, one of the HSE’s principal inspectors, told delegates at IOSH’s National Safety and Health Conference for the public sector that the standards introduced in 2004 were found to be lacking when it comes […]

FOOTBALL CLUBS | Increase your chances of passing an audit in 5 simple steps

Football clubs of all levels have a duty of care to protect their staff, volunteers and service users. No organisation is exempt from abiding by health and safety legislation, and while managing health and safety may not be the most exciting part of running your club, it’s an area where you can’t afford to fall […]

How to keep health and safety interesting in the workplace

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Health and safety is just one of those topics that has acquired the unfortunate reputation of being, well, boring. The way health and safety training is delivered to employees has a lot to answer for – often, courses are characterised by an overabundance of legal facts and information that has little relevance to employees’ day-to-day […]

Why ignoring mental health is bad for business (and what you can do about it)

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You probably already know the statistic: one in four of us will experience poor mental health at some stage in our lives. Even now, with a more open dialogue around the subject, the full impact of mental health is commonly underestimated. We often think about mental health as a purely individual struggle; however, beyond this, […]