As a business, you want your staff to be safe at work and that means understanding and acting on health and safety in the workplace. But what will you do differently in 2018 to achieve these goals? [Read more…]
The marketplace and the economy are still in a state of flux. Just when we think we are leaving the shackles of austerity behind, something else comes along. For any business, the last few years have been tough trading conditions, but this shouldn’t stop you driving your business forward.
Improvements make your business more streamlined and efficient, as well as an attractive trade partner. But what changes will 2018 hold for your business? [Read more…]
Health and safety is often a phrase that invites derision, an excuse, many feel, for things not to happen, such as ‘banning’ the traditional game of conkers in the playground or not allowing ‘untrained personnel to use ladders’.
But derision and flippancy are stopping the real picture of what health and safety achieves in the workplace. For centuries, there was no guarantee that a worker would survive their shift alive and unscathed – can you imagine what it must have been like to live and work like this? [Read more…]
Work-related injuries and diseases are a significant and growing problem and not just for employees, their families and employers. The economy suffers too. The International Labour Organisation has calculated that 6,300 people die from work-related accidents or diseases each day, that is a staggering 2.3 million people every year. This global figure must change. [Read more…]
Occupation health and safety is a key consideration for any business and showing compliance is about to change. ISO 45001 is set to replace OHSAS 18001:2007, with the expected publication of the standard in March 2018. [Read more…]
It is, without a doubt, the bane of most business owners’ days: the constant filling of forms, either on paper or online. Paperwork and forms, although necessary and needed, take time and energy to complete.
And there is nothing worse than when you have completed one form, that there is another to fill in… and another… only to find that the information is effectively duplicated from one to another. [Read more…]