Monthly Archive: September 2018

Machinery Safety: Quick Facts

Machinery can pose a wide range of hazards to users and bystanders. As such, the control of machinery hazards is of paramount importance. Adequate training and instruction must be provided. This blog provides an overview of the measures that need to be taken to protect operators and others from the hazards of machinery. The principal mechanical hazards are from contact with...

Managing Stress

Actions to Address the Causes of Workplace Stress To address the common aspects of working life that can cause stress, managers should regularly do the following.   Review workloads, targets and deadlines. This may involve: Reviewing the volume of work each employee is expected to achieve in order to assess whether it is fair, reasonable and realistic Consulting employees about...

Epilepsy in the workplace: a 10 step guide

Epilepsy is a neurological condition affecting around 600,000 people in the UK — so it’s essential that every employer knows how to help those with the condition. Health, safety and ergonomics consultants System Concepts lay out the 10 key actions to take. What every employer needs to know The majority of people diagnosed with epilepsy are likely to be classified...

Mobile Devices: Quick Facts

Networked mobile devices, cloud-based data management and 4G networks mean we can now work almost anywhere. Flexible working can save costs and improve the work-life balance of employees, resulting in more staff working while travelling and away from the office. This means an increasing use of mobile devices (laptops, tablets and smartphones). However, mobile working comes at a cost: it...