Category: Health and Safety

How to improve the wellbeing of employees.

When managing health and safety at work, it’s easy to focus on just the physical hazards of the workplace. This is where most of the legislation lies, with the biggest penalties being dealt out for non-compliance. However, employee wellbeing addresses both the physical and emotional health of employees. Aiming to prevent problems arising or, if they do, helping employees to...

Menopause at Work: Risk Assessments, Policies & Guidelines

Overview Menopause occurs when a woman hasn’t menstruated in 12 consecutive months and can no longer become pregnant naturally. It usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55, but can develop before or after this age range. Menopause can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as hot flashes and weight gain. For most women, medical treatment isn’t needed for menopause. Let’s start...

5 Dirtiest Public Places We Go to Every Day

As the number of COVID-19 cases start to fall and lockdown is eased across the country, it is more important to be aware of protecting ourselves and others from illness and do all we can to prevent the spread of germs. Many of the places that we may visit on a daily basis try to promote cleanliness to ensure customers...

Actions to Take in the Event of a Coronavirus Outbreak at Work

Official Government guidance for England recommends that, as part of the risk management, employers should ensure they have an up-to-date plan in the event of an outbreak. Guidance from the British Standards Institution recommends that organisations “should establish and communicate processes to manage suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19”. In the event of an employee (or other stakeholder) becoming unwell,...

Spot inspections by HSE to ensure workplaces are Covid-secure

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is currently carrying out spot inspections in cities and towns where there are coronavirus outbreaks, to check that businesses are Covid-secure. An inspection process involves checking that businesses are aware of the guidance, and advising where necessary on improvements needed to ensure the workplace is Covid-secure. Most recently, HSE conducted spot inspections on businesses...