Category: Health and Safety

Stress – Are big events stressful?

Stress is an unfortunate but often unavoidable side effect of our busy lives. Having on-hand methods for managing stress is a good way to combat its physical, mental, and emotional impact. How stressful are big life events at work such as starting a new job, being fired, commuting delays, taking a break from work or being promoted? This question has...

Poor Housekeeping

Slips, trips and falls remain the highest cause of workplace injuries reported to the HSE. It’s for this reason that good housekeeping should be at the top of your health and safety agenda. Human factors Carrying out certain work activities, such as cleaning or maintenance, pose a greater risk of temporary slips, trips and falling hazards. However, even with robust...

Health & Safety of Sedentary Workers

Sedentary lifestyles are commonplace among office workers, but to make matters worse, a large portion of employees don’t feel encouraged to lead an active lifestyle. Top Tips on Managing the Health & Safety of Sedentary Workers Sedentary working increases the risk of developing certain health problems and can have a long-term impact on employees’ psychological wellbeing. As an employer, you...

The Importance of Health and Safety Training for Directors and Executives

The safest workplaces are those where health and safety standards are set at a high level – from the very top right down to the very bottom. You have to lead by example and encourage everyone to adopt a safe and compliant attitude across the entire organisation. Ignorance is never a defence if your find yourself in the middle of...