Category: Office Health and Safety

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...

Sitting V Standing

Sitting v standing — the risks The health risks of sedentary work, for example, among office workers who sit in front of computers for the vast majority of their day, have been well documented in recent years. Prolonged standing at work: the law According to the HSE, while there is no specific legislation that relates to prolonged standing, the risk...

Are Your Staff Feeling the Heat??

With the recent heat waves, thermal comfort in the workplace is now becoming something of a challenge for many employers. Whilst there is no maximum workplace temperature specified in the UK, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 state that workplaces shall be maintained at a ‘reasonable’ temperature. What is ‘reasonable’ will depend upon the nature of the work, but...

Slips and Trips

Slipping and tripping are the most significant causes of major workplace injuries and lost working time, therefore it is certainly sensible to undertake a review of the risks within your premises. The review process should include the collation of all relevant information based upon:   documentation review: manufacturers’ data, risk assessments, accident and near miss reports, and complaints received, housekeeping...

Safety Tips for Working in the Heat

As the warm weather continues, the dangers of working outside also increases. Knowing how to work safely in hot weather can help prevent heat stress and heat stroke. Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related disorder and occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature. The body temperature can rise to 106 degrees Fahrenheit or higher within 10 to 15...