Health and safety promotes the physical and emotional well-being of people whilst at work. The office may be a place with less supposed hazards and risks, but here are five health and safety hacks for making sure you stay safe and well in the office.[Read more…]
Cutting ties with the EU poses all kinds of changes, many of which were not considered during the ill-tempered referendum debate. Whilst some people stick with ‘health and safety has gone mad’ and assume it is all EU rules, there are others who understand the importance of health and safety, as well as the progress that has been made to keep people safe and healthy and work.
Does the post-Brexit landscape in the UK mean that health and safety laws no longer exist?[Read more…]
We all know the importance of health and safety in the workplace. The HSE released data recently which showed half a million workers self-reported non-fatal injuries at work last year. The red flags may be there and yet sometimes, we just can’t see them. What are the signs that health and safety may not be what it should?[Read more…]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released the statistics and figures from 2018 with regard to accidents, incidents, injuries and illnesses in the workplace. What do the figures show us?[Read more…]
Creating a health and safety policy is important and something a business must do once it starts to employee five employees or more. Once written, it easy to assume that the box is ticked.
But a health and safety policy and practice need to change to meet the changes in hazards and risks. From seasonal changes to those that develop and morph as your company grows, is now the right time to conduct your annual health and safety review?[Read more…]
Risk assessments, along with other health and safety tasks and procedures, should be responsive and agile. In other words, prevention is key and shouldn’t be a reactive response to when ‘something goes wrong’.
Yet, too many businesses remain on the back foot when it comes to health and safety. With the dawning of a new year comes an opportunity to get to grips with risk assessment. Is this the right time of year to update risk assessments?[Read more…]