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Absence From Work Due to Anxiety or Depression – How To Deal With Taking Time Off & Returning to Work

Two-thirds of us will suffer from some form of mental illness at some point in our lives. Anxiety and depression are two of the most common reasons for taking sick leave from work. These illnesses can strike suddenly, and the nature of anxiety and depression can make it difficult for workers to navigate the process […]

Calling in Sick to Work – Your Rights When Off Work Sick

Whether you love your job or you loathe it, there is every chance that there will come a point when you are calling in sick to work. You might be uncertain as to your rights when you are off work sick. Our guide will help you navigate dealing with taking time off work sick, and […]

Noise in the Workplace

Exposure to loud noise in the workplace can cause permanent damage to your hearing. It may be temporary but it can often be permanent. It can take the form of hearing loss but can also result in sensations of permanent noise or ringing in the ears, known as ‘tinnitus’, which can prove even more distressing. […]

Food Safety & Hygiene – Understanding The Food Safety Act 1990

Food safety and hygeine is essential to any consumer and so should be a priority for any food business. Understanding the obligations of the business and employees under the Food Safety Act (1990) and other food hygiene laws is essential. The Food Safety Act Failure to meet the requirements of the food safety act can […]

Family Friendly Working

At one time family friendly working was impossible. Starting a family almost invariably meant that one parent’s working life would have to be put on hold. However, a host of relatively new laws coupled with changing attitudes across the business world and the lingering effects of the Covid 19 lockdown are making things much easier […]

Smoking Ban Exemptions

Scotland became the first country in the UK to introduce the smoking ban in March 2006. All the remaining countries which in UK all now have the same or very similar legislation in place with regards to the smoking ban. There are some places which are exempt however. Although any exemptions to the smoking ban […]

Drug and Alcohol Problems at Work

Every year thousands of lives are ruined by alcohol and drug abuse, with people’s careers one of the first areas to suffer. Problems with drink and drugs are on the rise in the UK and naturally this is having a major impact on the world of work. One of the first places problems can surface […]

Dealing With Long Working Hours

People who are inclined to work longer hours than most tend to do so for a number of reasons. Some have little choice; their employer’s needs may dictate that they are required to put in more time and providing it’s within the terms and conditions of an Employee’s Contract and conforms to the EU’s Working […]

Dealing With H1n1, Swine Flu at Work

One of the most potentially serious threats to public health in recent years is swine flu, otherwise known as influenza A (H1N1). There are certain measures, however, that workers can take to safeguard themselves and their colleagues. What is Swine Flu? Swine flu is a disease of the respiratory system. It usually affects pigs although […]

COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Causes

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It covers a range of lung diseases that include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive airways disease. Symptoms A common symptom of COPD is what many people call “smoker’s cough”. Such a cough is persistent and becomes worse. The primary symptom, however, is Breathing Problems. Doctors refer to […]