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Operating Machinery and Drug Use | Workplace Accidents

Operating Machinery and Drug Use | Workplace Accidents

It has been widely reported that the use and dependency of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is on the increase. Around 65 per cent of patients at UKAT centres have problems with legal substances, from alcohol to common painkillers such as Codeine. The company, which runs six addiction treatment centres across the country, said admissions for […]

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Self-Employed Contractors: 6 Quick Tips To Make Sure You Don’t Get Caught Out

Self-Employed Contractors: 6 Quick Tips To Make Sure You Don’t Get Caught Out

As a business, using self-employed contractors can be a convenient and cost-effective solution to meet fluctuating staffing demands. But it’s also an area that is increasingly under scrutiny. Some self-employed workers have taken their cases to Tribunal to demand an increase in rights. So, as an employer, what can you do to make sure you […]

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What to Expect From an Environmental Health Visit

What to Expect From an Environmental Health Visit

This article is to help businesses briefly gain some understanding about what to expect when an Environmental Health Officer visits your food premises. All food businesses must be registered with the local authority by law, failure to do so could mean that you end up with a fine and/or imprisonment for up to two years. […]

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Load Safety Tips to Avoid Unsafe Loads

Load Safety Tips to Avoid Unsafe Loads

The HSE has reported that “each year unsafe loads on vehicles injure more than 1,200 people”. Not only do unsafe loads cause injury to people but it costs businesses millions of pounds in damaged goods. Workplace transport is the second biggest cause for workplace fatalities. In 2013, there were 22,000 road impact incidents reported in […]

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Preparing For Personal Protective Equipment Regulation Changes

Preparing For Personal Protective Equipment Regulation Changes

It’s time for businesses to start preparing for the new PPE law which is due to come fully in to force by February 2018. In UK law it is the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations, 2002 which adopt the Directive originally implemented by the European Council. However the original Directive dates back to 1992 and is […]

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Resolving a Breakdown in a Working Relationship

Resolving a Breakdown in a Working Relationship

A breakdown in the working relationship is never easy to resolve, but it should be discussed openly between the parties involved. In business, as in all walks of life, there is a mix of personalities and personality clashes. This can be antagonised in the workplace by the fact that people are required to work together, […]

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The Four C’s of Food Hygiene

The Four C’s of Food Hygiene

Good food hygiene is essential for any business that makes or sells food. As such, it is vital for you and your staff to understand what good food hygiene is. The easiest way to ensure good food hygiene is to use the four C’s of food hygiene, outlined by the Food Standards Agency. The four […]

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