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Health and safety
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of its employees.
This duty extends to health and safety matters such as the maintenance of plant; systems of work; the arrangements for the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances; information and training; and access routes.
19 Jan 2018
Business in the Community and Public Health England have launched a toolkit to help employers reduce the risk of sleep...
5 Dec 2017
There’s a simple way of increasing business efficiency that many executives overlook, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
30 Nov 2017
The number of older people in the workforce is increasing and with it the risks related to older workers and...
2 Nov 2017
Mental health staff in the UK are working in a “powder keg” environment, as assaults by patients soar, an investigation...
6 Oct 2017
The cancellation of thousands of scheduled Ryanair flights and the collapse of airline Monarch will have an impact in the...
28 Sep 2017
A new international standard for occupational safety and health, ISO 45001, is set to be published next year. In advance...
4 Jul 2017
With a temperature of 34.5°C recorded at Heathrow, 21 June 2017 was Britain’s hottest June day for 40 years.
29 Jun 2017
HR departments face a constant barrage of new regulation and compliance requirements, and forthcoming developments such as GDPR will add...
27 Jun 2017
More than 700 organisations have now signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for her to end the...
19 Jun 2017
With temperatures exceeding 30 degrees in the next few days, employers may have to deal with a raft of summer...
30 May 2017
Firefighters exposed to extreme heat are at increased risk of blood clotting and heart attack, research has suggested.
10 May 2017
This month on 19 May it is “National work from home day”. So what should employers be aware of if...
2 May 2017
The Health and Safety Executive’s new strategy for the workplace promises to give health the same priority as safety, but...
21 Apr 2017
New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but