Safe and healthy outdoor working in the summer

With summer 2018 well under way, and having already brought heatwave weather conditions, now is a good time for employers to consider how to deal with dangers such as sunburn, skin cancer, dehydration and heat stress, in order to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for their outdoor workers. Outdoor working — pros and cons […]

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Are you and 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 […]

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Tips to Ensure Ladders are Used Safely

Tips to Ensure Ladders are Used Safely Do a risk assessment for the specific job involving work at height. Look at the different work elements involved in the task, the duration of the activity and how easy the area is to access. Check that a ladder is the best piece of equipment for the job […]

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Mobile Workers: Quick Facts

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines a mobile, or peripatetic worker as “someone who works at a variety of locations and travels between them”. There are no specific laws or regulations relating to mobile working. However, the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 and other general health and safety regulations apply. Mobile […]

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Mental Health at Work: Quick Facts

This topic provides practical tips on how to put in place workplace policies that support those struggling with their mental health. Mental health issues are important in the workplace: it is said that one in six people in employment are having mental health problems at any one time. Employers have a key role in managing […]

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Mental Health at Work: In-depth

This topic provides practical tips on how to put in place workplace policies that support those struggling with their mental health. Mental Health Awareness Week (14th-20th May)  https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week Mental health issues are important in the workplace: it is said that one in six people in employment are having mental health problems at any one time. […]

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Spring Newsletter

The Health and Safety Event 10th April 2018 On the 10th of April, we at Walker Health and Safety Services attended The Health and Safety Event at the NEC in Birmingham. The event was full of Health and Safety professionals, with lots of interesting discussions to be had. If you have an interest in health and safety, […]

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Dealing with Data Protection

GDPR is no secret. Most people will be aware of the upcoming changes to the UK’s data protection regulations, but what they may not be aware of, is what the new General Data Protection Regulation (2018) will mean for businesses. You only have until May 25th to make sure you’re compliant, so it’s important to […]

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Accident Reporting: Quick Facts

Incident/accident reporting is an important aspect of monitoring or measuring safety performance and allows an organisation, through investigations, to learn from mistakes and improve health and safety. It is essential that employers introduce a reporting system in the workplace for all accidents and incidents, dangerous occurrences, diseases and near misses, for all employees, contractors and visitors. […]

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