Tag Archives: work

How To Protect Your Business During The Winter Months

We’re now waking up to more frosty mornings, icy pavements and the first snowfalls. As winter sets in employers need to be aware that workers who are exposed to cold, wet or icy conditions may be at risk of sustaining injuries or becoming ill. To protect your business from potential incidents & subsequent compensation claims […]

How To Aim For A Stress Free Zone

RIDDOR reportable ill health incidents have almost doubled in the last year.  In 2014/15 stress accounted for 35% of all work related ill health cases and 43% of all working days lost due to ill health. Stress can be a significant cause of illness and is known to be linked with high levels of sickness […]

Electronic Cigarettes – it’s all in the policy

Currently electronic cigarettes don’t contravene the 2007 no smoking ban and therefore can be used in the work place. The question is, “to ban or not to ban?” E-cigarettes, which are some times called e-cigs or vapour cigarettes, are becoming increasingly popular as they offer smokers a nicotine hit, without all the harmful effects of […]

Fatality & injury rate increase expected as UK economic prospects improve.

Over the last few years the number of work related accidents has been falling, which is of course good news.  But is that solely due to the improved management and compliance with health and safety requirements, or just the rate of accidents has reduced due to lower employment levels and economic recession?  Recently the HSE […]

Driving at work policies

When an employee commits a serious traffic offence while driving for work, the HSE may conduct an investigation to determine whether the employee’s workplace somehow contributed to the collision. One of the first things the HSE will evaluate is the business’ driving at work or fleet safety policy, which lists company rules related to employees […]

Employment Law changes being introduced today (31.01.14)

In the world of employment law, a lot of time in 2013 was spent discussing TUPE (via Government consultation).  This is the legislation which protects the employment of employees when the business they work for is transferred to new owners or where the contract they work on is awarded to a new supplier (e.g. where […]