January 25, 2022

Failure in risk management leads to tragic consequences

Three tragic cases recently reported in the care sector highlight the importance of thorough and ongoing risk assessment processes with management oversight, that ensure all risks and controls are properly communicated to workers. Not only did the three incidents result in tragic – and heartbreakingly avoidable – loss of life, the reputational and financial costs…

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November 8, 2021

Be safe with your office Christmas decorations

With Christmas fast approaching, soon many of you will be bringing a sparkle to even the darkest of offices. We want to ensure you enjoy the fun and festivities at Christmas with those close to you. To make certain Christmas goes with a “controlled bang”, we have produced some simple guidelines for you to consider…

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October 5, 2021

Covid spot-checks reveal wider health and safety breaches

A contractor was recently prosecuted after a Covid-19 spot check revealed multiple breaches in health and safety. How can employers protect themselves from a similar outcome? With Covid-19 taking priority for many health and safety professionals, it seems that the other aspects of safety may be being forgotten. In one instance, a construction contractor was…

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January 21, 2021

New Report Reveals Employers Are Failing to Protect Workers From COVID

Are you doing enough to protect your workers and avoid HSE enforcement action?  A recent BBC article reported concerning figures which suggest that either employers are failing to protect their workers from COVID-19, or failing to adequately communicate effective COVID controls to their employees. The report states that between 6 and 14 January, the Health…

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January 6, 2021

Brexit’s Immediate Effect on Health and Safety 

Following the formalisation of a trade deal and the end of the Brexit Transition period, what is the immediate effect of Brexit on UK health and safety legislation? And how will your business, and your processes be affected? The UK has been driving health and safety standards across the world for decades. Even prior to…

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December 16, 2020

What is the Real Cost of Poor H&S Policies?

Not taking health and safety seriously can not only put your workers at risk, but also your finances. Considering what the implications policies can have, it’s important that they are not an afterthought for your business. To enable companies to offer their services at a competitive price point, it can be tempting for them to…

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December 7, 2020

Crack-Down on COVID Prevention in Transport Businesses

During the festive season, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inspecting businesses in the transport sector to ensure they are managing the risk of coronavirus. Warehouses and distribution centres will be subject to inspections by HSE and local authority officers, who will be making sure relevant guidance is followed. Online shopping behaviours have been…

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November 9, 2020

Health and Safety Annual Update With Statistics

Surprising statistics have come out during this year’s annual update from the HSE. 5th November 2020 will be remembered as the date that England went into its second lockdown in 9 months to stem the spread of the COVID-19. However, it is also the date the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published their annual statistical…

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October 28, 2020

How to Support Employees During This Mental Health Crisis

As the UK enters the seventh month of lockdown, the quality of people’s mental health is deteriorating at a concerning rate. More than two thirds (69%) of adults are reportedly feeling worried about the effect the virus is having on their life. According to a survey by the Samaritans, just over 1 in 10 callers…

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September 22, 2020

“Work From Home if You Can”: How The Update Affects Your Business

New measures are to come into force in the UK to reduce the dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases. On 22nd September, changes were announced and Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has advised people to work from home “if they can”. Westminster and the Devolved Administrations recently announced additional controls to reduce surge of COVID-19 cases…

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September 15, 2020

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance Update

Since the initial COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve been keeping people informed on how businesses and industries should operate in line with changing government guidance. Here is the latest guidance since lockdown measures were tightened again on 14th September. Last week, the UK reported a significant increase in the rise of cases that match the rate of…

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