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Being Pregnant at Work
Being Pregnant at Work
Explaining your rights at work when you're pregnant. What you can claim for and how much leave you can take....
Breathing and Skin Problems at Work
Breathing and Skin Problems at Work
Skin problems and occupational respiratory disease are common in certain workplaces, so it's important to spot the symptoms and prevent damage to health....
Carrying Out a Risk Assessment
Carrying Out a Risk Assessment
What is a risk assessment and why does a business have a legal requirement to undertake one? Here's how to spot potential hazardsand take steps to control the risks....
Common Accidents At Work
Common Accidents At Work
The most common and frequent instances of accidents at work - what are they and what employers can do to minimise the risks....
Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
Asbestos is still the greatest cause of work related deaths in the UK and so many in the construction trade are still at risk when dealing with old buildings. Make…...
Driving at Work
Driving at Work
At look at the risks of driving for work and how to stay safe and healthy....
Effects of Workplace Hazards on Female Fertility
Effects of Workplace Hazards on Female Fertility
How exposure to certain workplace hazards such as chemicals and other substances have been known to have a range of effects on female fertility and on the health of…...
Fire Safety at Work
Fire Safety at Work
Fire safety within the workplace. Assessing the risks and taking the necessary steps to ensure that your place of work is as safe as it can be in relation to a fire…...
General Workplace Safety
General Workplace Safety
A general overview of basic safety in the workplace and to the welfare of employees. Looking at minimum requirements employers must adhere to....
Guide to Your Rights When Working Alone
Guide to Your Rights When Working Alone
A complete guide to the law on lone working, incorporating specific reader questions and including details of an employer's responsibilities....
Handling Noise in the Workplace
Handling Noise in the Workplace
What constitutes excessive noise in the workplace. Exceeding noise levels and action that must be taken. How workplace noise can have a severe impact upon health....
Handling WorkPlace Injuries (RIDDOR)
Handling WorkPlace Injuries (RIDDOR)
By law, every fatal workplace injury or injury requiring more than 3 days off work has to be reported to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in a system known as RIDDOR....
Health Inspectors' Rights and Powers
Health Inspectors' Rights and Powers
The role of the health and safety inspector. What they do and what powers and rights they have. Procedures that follow breaches of health and safety law and appealing…...
Horizon Scanning: Identifying Future Safety Issues
Horizon Scanning: Identifying Future Safety Issues
Horizon scanning is a technique that helps organisations identify future safety risks. Examples of successful horizon scanning initiatives include reviews of the…...
Internet and Email Policy
Internet and Email Policy
Why companies should have an e-mail and Internet policy at work and why employees should know what the policy is. The risks of e-mail and Internet misuse and security…...
Laptop Protection and Security
Laptop Protection and Security
How laptops are a highly prized commodity for criminals, particularly those engaged in fraudulent activities and how it’s the information contained on the laptop and…...
Lifting and Carrying At Work
Lifting and Carrying At Work
Lifting and carrying objects are among the main causes of accidents in the British workplace, but with some care and diligence most of these injuries are avoidable....
Personal Safety For Lone Workers
Personal Safety For Lone Workers
A look at personal and organisational safety for lone workers....
Questionnaire: Can You Prevent a Workplace Accident?
Questionnaire: Can You Prevent a Workplace Accident?
Workplace accidents are an all too common occurrence. Test your ability to prevent an accident at work with our questionnaire....
Risks at Work
Risks at Work
Dangers and risks in the workplace. What are the most common dangers in the workplace and how best to keep the workplace a safe environment....
RSI Forced Me to Change Jobs: Case Study
RSI Forced Me to Change Jobs: Case Study
If you do the same work every day without change or adaptation you may be susceptible to RSI (repetitive strain injury). Pippa suffered so badly from an RSI that she…...
Safe Working in the Lab
Safe Working in the Lab
The health and safety hazards posed by chemicals and radioactive material in a lab are considerable and far more serious than most other workplaces....
Safe Working With GMOS (Genetically Modified Organisms)
Safe Working With GMOS (Genetically Modified Organisms)
Working with GMOs in laboratories and biotechnology facilities is highly specialised. Health and safety rules aim to reduce the risk to humans and the environment…...
Safety at Work: Catering Industry
Safety at Work: Catering Industry
If you work in the catering industry, here are a few basic safety points that you need to be aware of....
Safety Signs in the Catering Industry: Questionnaire
Safety Signs in the Catering Industry: Questionnaire
Safety signs and notices are a legal requirement in the catering industry. Test your knowledge of the location and type of signs in commercial kitchens....
Sexual Harassment: Your Questions Answered
Sexual Harassment: Your Questions Answered
Have you ever felt uncomfortable because a colleague's behaviour is of a sexual nature? Sometimes you might be unsure of how to react or feel your complaint has not…...
Smoking Ban and the Workplace
Smoking Ban and the Workplace
How the smoking ban will affect the workplace and other places in England from July 1, 2007. What employers, staff and customers/visitors must do in order to comply…...
The Benefits Of Employing Agency Workers and Contractors
The Benefits Of Employing Agency Workers and Contractors
The role of the agency worker and contract worker and how they can benefit companies and provide flexibility. Things employers should be aware of when it comes to…...
Violence at Work
Violence at Work
What constitutes violence at work and implications of workplace violence. What can be done about it?...
What Do You Know About Workplace Safety? Quiz
What Do You Know About Workplace Safety? Quiz
Health and safety affects everyone in the workplace. There are no exceptions. Use this questionnaire to test the degree of your knowledge about safety issues....
When An Employee Dies at Work
When An Employee Dies at Work
What to do if an employee dies whilst at work. How to break the news to colleagues and next of kin. Fulfilling payment obligations to the deceased's next of kin....
WHO: Global Plan of Action for Workers' Health
WHO: Global Plan of Action for Workers' Health
Who's global plan of action for workers' health makes interesting reading. It outlines principles and objectives that can help improve occupational health around the…...
Working At Night
Working At Night
The rules about working at night and how to adapt to night shift work. Sleep problems during the day and good practice methods on ways to adapt to working at night....
Working with Dangerous Substances
Working with Dangerous Substances
Dangerous substances in the workplace and how to protect yourself....
Workplace First Aid: Rules
Workplace First Aid: Rules
What is required to meet basic health and safety regulations relating to first aid at work. What provisions you should have and who should be responsible for…...
Workplace Injury Claim
Workplace Injury Claim
How you may be entitled to make a claim for injuries sustained as a result of an injury or accident which has happened at work. How you can make a claim if there has…...
Workplace Security For Staff
Workplace Security For Staff
How issues of your staff’s personal security must be addressed and measures which comply fully with the government’s health and safety regulations must be adhered to…...
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