Call for tougher penalties as gross manslaughter guidelines come into effect

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called for penalties that “reflect the gravity” of offences and greater use of measures such as director disqualification and retraining, as new sentencing guidelines for gross negligence manslaughter come into effect. From Thursday 1 November 2018, those convicted of the offence of gross negligence manslaughter in […]

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Autumn Newsletter

In each newsletter we have been exploring the top 8 pieces of workplace health and safety legislation that you should be aware of. In our Winter Newsletter, we explored the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Working Time Regulations 1998. If you haven’t done so already, you can read our […]

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Improving worker involvement

Worker involvement is the term used by the Health and Safety Executive to describe the ways in which workers are encouraged to take part in making decisions about managing health and safety at work. This goes beyond giving information or consulting on management proposals. Instead, it aims to create a genuine partnership between managers and […]

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Wellbeing: Quick Facts

Employee wellbeing is concerned with both the physical and emotional health of employees, helping to prevent problems arising or, if they do, helping employees to cope with them so as to have a minimal impact on their work — in short, to be more resilient. Wellbeing is a multi-layered subject, involving not just the human […]

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Improving well being in construction

The construction sector is proving to be one of the worst cases. Several reasons have been suggested for particularly poor health, safety and well being figures in the construction industry, including the large numbers of transitory workers. You can imagine eyes glazing over at yet another health and safety induction. Meanwhile, there is a suspicion […]

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Machinery Safety: Quick Facts

Machinery can pose a wide range of hazards to users and bystanders. As such, the control of machinery hazards is of paramount importance. Adequate training and instruction must be provided. This blog provides an overview of the measures that need to be taken to protect operators and others from the hazards of machinery. The principal mechanical […]

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Managing Stress

Actions to Address the Causes of Workplace Stress To address the common aspects of working life that can cause stress, managers should regularly do the following.   Review workloads, targets and deadlines. This may involve: Reviewing the volume of work each employee is expected to achieve in order to assess whether it is fair, reasonable […]

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Epilepsy in the workplace: a 10 step guide

Epilepsy is a neurological condition affecting around 600,000 people in the UK — so it’s essential that every employer knows how to help those with the condition. Health, safety and ergonomics consultants System Concepts lay out the 10 key actions to take. What every employer needs to know The majority of people diagnosed with epilepsy […]

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