MENTAL HEALTH - 02.11.2023
Shift work linked to mental health issues
According to a recent study, shift work is linked to a greater likelihood of suffering mental health issues. What’s to know and how can you manage the risk?
GAS - 02.11.2023
Unregistered plumber handed suspended prison sentence
A man has been given a suspended jail sentence after carrying out illegal gas work and breaching an enforcement notice. What were the circumstances of the case and how can you avoid incompetent tradesmen?
FIT NOTES - 31.10.2023
Updated fit note guidance for employers
More detail. On 6 October 2023 the government issued updated guidance on fit notes for employers and line managers (see The next step ). The most notable changes are the addition of: an employer’s checklist (which can be found in Annex A) and a guide which explains the sections of the fit note. The updated guidance also includes six new case studies which cover a homeworking scenario, a phased return to work, an employee with lower back problems, an employee who can’t drive and implementing professional advice. ...
TRAINING - 19.10.2023
Safety training as a one-time event?
A common mistake the HSE identifies is that safety training is considered a one-off event rather than occurring on an ongoing basis. Why is it important to dispel this practice and ensure your employees receive regular, hazard-based training?
LONE WORKING - 19.10.2023
Do lone workers know your procedures?
There are around eight million lone workers in the UK, making up 22% of the country’s total working population. A recent survey has highlighted that only 33% report concerns, yet 97% of companies have policies in place. Why is there such a discrepancy and how can you overcome it?
ACCIDENTS - 04.10.2023
Only careless people have accidents?
There are several common myths that persist in various workplaces which can lead to misinformation about safety practices. We take a look at a common myth that only careless people have accidents. How can this misperception affect your business?