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Political Activity in the Workplace

It feels like we’ve had a run of elections and votes to consider over the last year and with the result from this month’s snap election there is a chance that we (Theresa) may be called upon again in the not so distant future. This all raises the question of what you consider as acceptable […]

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Work-related stress and anxiety are estimated to be the second biggest occupational health problem in the UK and the government has now recognised the importance of mental health with Theresa May saying that “as a society we must face up to the fact mental health problems are everyone’s problem.” This includes employers. If your employees […]

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Staggering Accident Statistics for Manufacturers

Recent statistics show that on average, each year, employees at UK manufacturers suffer 80,000 work-related illnesses and 70,000 non-fatal workplace injuries, leading to over 2.4 million lost working days. In the last 5 years there have also been around 110 fatalities within this sector. Of course one of the major issues facing businesses has been […]

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Why having an up to date Employee Handbook in place should be important to businesses.

An Employee Handbook can play an important part in the operation of a business, as one of its main functions is to set down rules within which staff should operate. Handbooks are intended to shape employees’ behaviour to help improve conduct in the workplace and ensure consistency in dealing with issues. A handbook can also […]

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Banning e-cigarettes in the workplace

Starbucks has joined the list of organisations, which have outlawed the use of e-cigarettes on their premises. Employers thinking of doing the same in their own workplaces need to consider a range of factors, including the prospect of some of these products eventually being regulated as medicines. Health report E-cigarette manufacturers promote the idea that […]

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HSE Annual Health & Safety Statistics 2012/13

The following is taken from the 2012/13 Annual Statistics Report for Great Britain, released by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). These statistics show an 11 per cent drop in major injuries compared to 2011/12. While these numbers demonstrate that health and safety in the workplace is improving, many of the injuries and fatalities that […]

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Slips, Trips & Falls: The most common cause of injury in the workplace.

Slips and trips are the most common cause of injuries in the workplace—over 10,000 workers suffered a serious injury due to a slip or trip last year. They can also lead to other types of serious accidents, such as falls from height. However, by following our safety policies and procedures, the majority of slips and […]

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