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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L24 R12 Condition of floors and traffic routes

When we have bad weather we need to ensure that there is a safe access and egress to the work environment. We would also use the neighbourhood experience. Neighbourhood principle is a principle of English law which says that a person should take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions that s/he can reasonably foresee as […]

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Tips to Manage the Risks from Hand/Arm Vibration

The risks from hand/arm vibration can often be easily managed, but it is vital that the correct measures are put into place. Check today that your workers are protected when using power tools and other similar equipment. Do a risk assessment to help identify the hazards associated with vibration in relation to the tools your […]

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Tips to Help Make Sure Your Welfare Facilities Meet the Grade

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces (except those involving construction work on construction sites, those in or on a ship, or those below ground at a mine). Welfare facilities include toilets, wash basins, showers and changing facilities, […]

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Prevent Work at Height Accidents

Accident can be prevented, if the correct procedures are in place . Check today that your workers are protected when working at height. Tips to Help Prevent Work at Height Accidents Undertake a risk assessment to work out the hazards associated with each task involving work at height. Determine how workers could fall, be struck […]

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