In today’s digital age, email communication is an integral part of daily business operations. However, it’s essential to recognise that mishandling emails can lead to data breaches, compromising the privacy and security of personal data and confidential information. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has highlighted the improper use of the ‘BCC’ (Blind Carbon Copy) field […]
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There are many valid reasons for a business to use temporary staff hired from an agency such as seasonal workload increase, maternity cover, long term absence cover, as well as temporary vacancy cover with the possibility of a permanent contract, should the person suit the role as a permanent member of the team. In my […]
Providing a safe place work by way of risk control measures to prevent accidents is the utmost priority for all employers, however accidents and incidents still do occur, which is generally due to the risk control measures being inadequate. In this short article, we will explain why investigating accidents that occur in the workplace is […]
An alarming report hit the headlines this week in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace. The report revealed that one in three female surgeons working in the NHS who responded to the research said they have been sexually assaulted and two thirds of respondents said they have been sexually harassed by colleagues. The report […]
The world of work has undergone a significant transformation over recent years, mainly due to advancements in technology, changing employee expectations, and let us not forget the global shift prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the most major changes is the rise of the hybrid working model, which is a flexible approach that combines remote […]
Earlier this year Father of 3 Kevin Holding unfortunately died after he was crushed by a street pop up toilet whilst working underneath it. Emergency services were called to the scene in Central London on the 27th of January but unfortunately Mr Holding was declared dead at the scene. Over 2 hours passed before they […]
The Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act received Royal Assent on 24 May 2023 and came into force on 24th July 2023. This new law offers greater protection against redundancy for pregnant employees and new parents. Its aim is to combat discrimination in the workplace, with special attention placed on new parent’s returning […]
Know Your Stores of Gas Gas cylinders are integral to many industries, from manufacturing and construction to healthcare and research. The cylinders are constructed to store and transport a range of compressed gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and acetylene. While these cylinders are essential for many operations, they can pose a significant health and safety […]