HSE statistics for 2019/20 show fewest work-related fatalities on record

The HSE has now published its annual work-related fatality statistics for 2019/20, which seem to suggest that employers are making good progress when it comes to making workplaces safer. Get your FREE consultation In some welcome good news given the current risk control challenges presented by COVID-19, the provisional data shows a significant drop in […]

Supporting mental health on a return to the workplace

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 13 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 […]

COVID-19 school closures | Exploring employers’ options

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 7 April 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 […]

Homeworking | 5 ways to support staff from a distance

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 26 March 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 […]

Should employers be concerned by unpaid overtime shaming?

A recent analysis by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed that UK workers put in more than £35 billion in unpaid overtime in 2019. On an individual level, this equates to more than 5 million workers doing an additional 7.6 hours’ unpaid overtime each week. Faced with these statistics, the TUC is calling for […]

International Women’s Day | How greater gender balance “enables” businesses

This year, International Women’s Day centers around the theme “An equal world is an enabled world”. In business, this is a message that’s been proven to be true time and time again. Numerous studies have linked a gender-balanced workforce to better organisational results. Not only does research indicate that companies with greater gender diversity in […]

Health & Safety Mock Trial | How ‘minor’ hazards can result in major penalties

How do you ensure high health and safety standards are maintained in your workplace? Do you provide training, develop procedures and have clear lines of responsibility? All of these things provide a firm foundation for compliance; however, without the right health and safety culture, even the most robust management systems will prove ineffective. Get your […]

Blue tape | Has health and safety gone too far?

It’s often said that health and safety has gone to extremes, but is this really the case? Complaints about ‘excessive’ health and safety rules and restrictions are commonplace. For years, the press has been highly critical of health and safety regulation, using increasingly hysterical headlines. We’ve all read the tabloid stories condemning “health and safety […]

SCHOOLS | 8 ways to keep your classrooms health and safety compliant

Children flourish in a safe and secure learning environment – and this starts in the classroom. Pupils and teachers spend most of their day in the classroom, and while not inherently a high-risk environment, ensuring risk is properly assessed and managed is essential to fulfilling your duty of care.  But where do you start with […]