Monthly Archive: March 2014

Work in the modern office

With new technological developments, high building rents, and a growing diversity in workers, increasingly businesses are finding new and innovative approaches to work. These include using your own device at work and flexible working processes such as homeworking. Bring your own device to work Bring your own device (BYOD) is a relatively new and increasingly popular workplace practice, where companies...

Adjustment of seating in the vehicle

Vehicles have become work places for some employees. In order to avoid repetitive driver injury, drivers should be trained to adjust their car seats properly. A suggested sequence of adjustments is as follows. (Some areas may not be applicable depending on the vehicle) Raise the seat as high as is comfortable to improve vision of the road. Check there is...

Electronic Cigarettes in the Workplace

Are Electronic Cigarettes Legal at work? An Electronic cigarette or e cigarette does not contain tobacco or produce passive smoke. Passive smoke generated from tobacco cigarettes and cigars is the prime concern of the smoking ban because non-smokers are forced to inhale tobacco smoke without choice. The electronic cigarette is not governed by the smoking ban or restricted by tobacco laws...

Race for Life

Every year I take place in the race for life. I have done so for 9 years. At first I began doing it to help support people who live with cancer by raising money. Over time people close to me started getting cancer, some have even passed away. So now I feel obligated to continue doing the events and raising...

Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are an important part of the health and safety management system. Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires employers to assess the risks to their employees while they are at work. They also need to consider the risks to non-employees such as contractors and the public. The self-employed have a similar...