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Blog: Health & Safety

Why flexible learning matters to your business

As a business owner you would have heard that training employees boosts productivity and can take your business to the next level. Which sounds great! If it wasn’t for the time it takes, the expense incurred and then the risk of them leaving with a...

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Don’t trip up on the most common cause of workplace injury

While falls from height are the biggest killer in UK workplaces, same level slips, trips and falls are actually the most common cause of non-fatal injury. In fact, the 2017/18 statistics from the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurren...

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Lessons from recent health and safety prosecutions

Every day the Health and Safety Executive brings new prosecution cases for serious breaches of safety in the workplace. They often end in successful convictions. We’ve selected three recent prosecutions to show you what can happen when health an...

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When do I need to do a fire risk assessment?

Last year there were three fatal accidents as a result of exposure to fire in the workplace – a thankfully low number. But more broadly speaking, figures from the Home Office show that across England there was a 5% increase in fire incidents co...

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How would you rate your workplace well-being?

How well is your workforce? The UK has been ranked 24th out of 25 comparator economies for work-life balance in the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) second Working Lives survey. This suggests that workplace well-being in th...

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Getting ahead with good mental health in your business

As an employer you would not expect your employee to work as usual if they were suffering from a physical illness that caused them obvious pain. Unfortunately, when people are suffering from mental health issues such as depression the signs are not o...

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Is managing employee stress a health and safety issue?

Absolutely yes! There is a legal duty for you to protect your staff from stress in the workplace. The basic way to do this is by undertaking a stress risk assessment and putting control measures in place. Each year for nearly 30 years, April has b...

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How to manage food hygiene

In 2018, Pret a Manger hit the headlines after two customers died from allergies having purchased food at the chain. Reviews suggested that the tragic incidents were caused by mislabelling in one instance, and supply chain issues in the other. Unfort...

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How to manage long-term sickness absence

UK employee sickness rates being at an all-time low should be good news to employers’ ears. The statistics suggest that the nation is healthy and fit for work after all. However, this might not be the whole picture considering that presenteeism, wh...

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