Risk Management: Implant Workers and Your staff working at another business premises

We have, in the last year, had to deal with a couple of very serious accidents involving otherwise employed workers who are based away from their employer business on site at and for a hosting employer. They are often described or known as implant workers. These incidents prompted quite a lot of interest and intrusive … More Risk Management: Implant Workers and Your staff working at another business premises

New eye-watering fines for Health and Safety offences

The new sentencing guidelines published on the 3rd November 2015 are probably the most serious change in the Health and Safety enforcement since 1974.  Expected to impose much higher fines for health and safety offences, they undoubtedly pose a threat for large companies in England and Wales. For now, they will not apply in Scotland … More New eye-watering fines for Health and Safety offences

Is the ‘Name-blind CVs’ scheme enough to end the fight for real equality?

According to UK labour law it is ‘unlawful to discriminate against a person because they have one of the “protected characteristics”, which are, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation’. Human beings are legally protected from discrimination by the Equality Act 2010 which forms the very basis of anti-discrimination law in Great … More Is the ‘Name-blind CVs’ scheme enough to end the fight for real equality?

‘Black Friday’ in 2015- hunting for mistakes in your Health and Safety Policy

The ‘shop-ocalypse’ of 21st century We have all seen the shopping spree apocalypse on the newspaper and evening news headlines that is somehow expected to be constrained only by a few security guys trying to becalm the wild crowd. As Black Friday approaches retailers concerns about the health and safety of their clients and staff … More ‘Black Friday’ in 2015- hunting for mistakes in your Health and Safety Policy

How language differences can affect Health and Safety programs in the workplace?

The globalisation pros and cons: We live in a fast-moving world where globalisation has managed to influence not only various innovation breakthroughs within each industry sector but also the society and each single human being as part of it. Today’s workforce is no longer limited to robotised employees that have mastered all of the aspects … More How language differences can affect Health and Safety programs in the workplace?

Managing Contractors

It is becoming increasingly important requirement for organisations to efficiently audit and manage their contractors. As a contractor it’s a significant responsibility that must be accurately and meaningfully addressed. Breaches in compliance from either party can be both costly and difficult with potentially far reaching consequences. Often it can be a contractual requirement and is also a condition or warranty of your insurance cover. As … More Managing Contractors