WORKPLACE - 29.11.2023
Pret fined for worker trapped in freezer
Pret has been fined after an employee was trapped in a freezer for more than two hours, where she tried to use croissant boxes to stave off hypothermia. How could this happen and what should be in place to prevent a similar occurrence?
REPETITIVE TASKS - 16.11.2023
What can business learn from football’s mistakes?
With the recent death of Sir Bobby Charlton questions are being raised about sports equipment and practices. But is there anything that businesses can learn from sport’s dawning acknowledgement that repetitive tasks can hurt people?
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - 16.11.2023
Why offer ‘flu jabs?
Free ‘flu jabs for staff. Offering free on-site ‘flu vaccinations or encouraging employees to seek ‘flu vaccination in the community can bring many benefits to your business, including potentially reducing sickness absence. Benefits to your business. Implementing a vaccination programme can reduce absenteeism through seasonal illness resulting in improved productivity and less cost to your business, especially if you pay during periods of sick leave. ...
ENFORCEMENT - 16.11.2023
Working with your inspector
When a health and safety inspector calls, you may feel inclined to keep dialogue to a minimum, but taking a collaborative approach can pay off. Why is this and what are our top tips for dealing with the enforcing authorities?
GAS SAFETY - 16.11.2023
Managing risk from compressed gases
The British Compressed Gases Association has issued new guidance regarding managing the risk from workplace gases. What’s included?
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES - 16.11.2023
Refurbishment firm fined for failing to protect its workers
An alloy wheel refurbishment company has been fined for multiple health and safety failings. What were they and what can you learn from this case?