Overlooking ‘basic’ risks | 5 recent health and safety fines NOT related to COVID-19

Coronavirus might be the focus of employers’ health and safety efforts right now, but it’s not the only risk that needs to be managed. Workplaces present numerous hazards, from uneven floors to dangerous machinery, and the HSE has recently reminded employers not to become complacent to these ‘basic’ health and safety risks while their attention […]

Controlling COVID risk | How to safely reopen your business

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 30 June 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 […]

Electrical safety | A brief guide for employers

Barely any workplace can function without electricity. However, while essential for powering tools and equipment, electricity is also extremely dangerous and the potential risks can easily be forgotten. With the ability to cause damage to property, serious injuries and even fatalities, electrical safety should be a concern for all organisations. Get your FREE consultation Common […]

Managing employees | Are you approaching conflict wrong?

It’s an aspect of the job most would hope to avoid, but when you’re in charge of a team, managing conflict comes with the territory. With a mixture of personalities forced to work in close proximity day in day out, there are bound to be times when individuals don’t see eye to eye. Personality clashes, […]

Health and safety on school trips | 2020 guide for schools

Out-of-school activities are important both educationally and in terms of wider personal development. They add to the curriculum, build confidence and increase skills. However, with the threat of HSE involvement should accidents occur, and the need to evidence that health and safety hazards were identified and risk properly managed, schools often shy away from trips […]

Why a focus on behavioural safety may prove more effective than physical controls

Every year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) produce work-related injury and ill-health statistics. While the long-term rates of injury and ill health show a general downward trend, incident numbers have been broadly flat in recent years. Get your FREE consultation The question is, why? In the war on workplace accidents, physical preventative weapons such […]

Worker fatigue | The health and safety hazards of shift work

Over 3.5 million people or around 14% of the UK working population work shifts. Many industries, including hospitality, manufacturing and retail, rely heavily on shift work: work that is undertaken on a schedule outside of the traditional 9am to 5pm working day. However, poorly-designed or long shift patterns that fail to balance work demands with […]