It has been said that British farming is some of the best in the world and who would argue? Agriculture’s importance to the UK economy is emphasised by the fact that the UK has an estimated 149,000 farm businesses. That’s more than the number of businesses involved in the motor trade, education, finance and insurance. […]
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On the 1 April 2022, the Government had removed all the remaining Covid-19 restrictions including the requirement to test if you were showing any of the original symptoms for Covid-19. As we learn to live with Covid-19, we all have a duty of care to help reduce and prevent the spread of respiratory infections including […]
Starting a new job is always a bit daunting & new recruits will usually want to ensure that they make a good first impression on their new boss and colleagues. However, what happens when we switch it around & try to ensure employers are also making a good first impression? Start as you mean to […]
Almost every business has some office work, and many tasks involve the use of computers. It should also be recognised that many people may work out of recognised business hours and work from laptops, tablets and phones. The Cambridge Dictionary defines business hours as “the part of the day when a business is usually open”. Some rudimentary things can go a long […]
Exposure to workplace noise can cause permanent, irremediable hearing damage. It is one of the most common health problems and can be difficult to detect as the effects build up gradually over time. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have identified that accross all sectors, industrial hearing loss remains the occupational disease with the highest […]
If you look across the skyline of most major UK cities, you are likely to see a number of tall standing cranes. This an indication that major construction activities are taking place. These large pieces of work equipment are subject to the requirements of very important H&S Regulations, would you be surprised therefore to learn […]
In a workplace setting, workplace housekeeping applies to the routine and scheduled cleaning and management of workplace conditions. Housekeeping standards play a significant role in ensuring that orderly workplace conditions are achieved and maintained. What does workplace housekeeping mean? A robust programme of housekeeping can help control, mitigate or even eliminate workplace hazards. Unsatisfactory, inadequate […]
The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the changes to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations that are coming into force from the 6 April 2022, and how they will affect employers. Personal Protective Equipment at Work Employers have a legal duty to manage the risks within the workplace, and the […]