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When HR and health and safety need to join forces

When HR and health and safety need to join forces In many organisations, health and safety measures are deployed to protect employees against physical dangers. Touchy-feely subjects based on emotions are left to the human resources department. Unfortunately, this means your health and safety policies can become unbalanced. The mental well-being of your employees is… Read the Full Post

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OFSTED inspector kicks off a health and safety row

OFSTED inspector kicks off a health and safety row In this day and age, it is rare to hear a civil servant calling for children to be exposed to risky situations. But when Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman accused schools of mollycoddling students, that’s exactly what seemed to happen – or so the tabloid headlines would… Read the Full Post

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What can you learn from Romanian site health and safety?

What can you learn from Romanian site health and safety? Lax health and safety standards may be amusing – until someone gets hurt. When visiting a foreign country, It is always interesting to observe the workplace habits of one’s peers. So on a recent trip to Romania, a colleague snapped this photograph of a gang… Read the Full Post

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New health and safety sentencing guidelines begin to bite

The health and safety sentencing guidelines begin to bite Changes to health and safety laws are having an effect – and offenders are paying a heavy price. When the Government introduced tougher sentencing rules in 2016, the aim was to hit offenders where it hurt – on the company balance sheet. By increasing the severity… Read the Full Post

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When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate

When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate Facial hair is hugely popular at the moment – but it may also be placing your employee in danger A quick look out the window proves that the beard remains a must-have male fashion accessory. As we approach peak beard, it is clear that the trend… Read the Full Post

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Horsing around could land you at the knacker’s yard

Is it ok for Construction workers to Horse around? Recently a viral video has been circulating, showing a gang of builders running their own version of the Grand National steeplechase around an unspecified construction site. Each of the runners is “mounted” on a broomstick, jumping over piles of rubble, drainage pipes and other debris as… Read the Full Post

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NHS cyberattack could be a health and safety nightmare

NHS cyberattack could be a health and safety nightmare When news broke that NHS hospitals across the UK had fallen victim to ransomware, there was obvious shock and concern. At least 48 trusts were infected, taking computer systems offline and seriously disrupting the treatment of patients. The full scale of the attack has yet to… Read the Full Post

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What would Brexit mean for UK health and safety

What would Brexit mean for UK health and safety The deadline for registering to vote in the forthcoming referendum on EU membership may have passed, but the campaign for both camps are still gathering pace. At some point the headlines have become hysterical, with both sides sharing their worst case scenarios. The result has been… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety – The tough new sentencing guidelines (Part 2)

Tough new sentencing guidelines for Health and Safety (Part 2) The government’s continuing commitment to improving workplace safety has led to the imposition of new sentencing guidelines for any business found guilty of breach health and safety law. Last week we discussed the Sentencing Council’s recommendations for corporate manslaughter convictions – this time we take… Read the Full Post

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Why Paying Attention to Safety Rules Really Matters!

Why Paying Attention to Safety Rules Really Matters! We all agree that when it comes to health and safety, those laws and rules are there in place for a reason, right? Unfortunately, some businesses out there still think that they can cut a few sneaky corners and act like the rules don’t apply to them.… Read the Full Post

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