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Food Safety & Hygiene – Understanding The Food Safety Act 1990

Food safety and hygiene 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 […]

The Importance of Adequate Breaks Throughout a Working Day

By law, we are all entitled to adequate breaks throughout our working day. These differ in terms of how often they are given, and the ‘types’ of breaks offered. Different breaks are needed based on the work being done, and the number of continual hours worked. Rest breaks from work are not just important to […]

Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence at Work

To many, domestic violence at home and the workplace may appear unrelated. However, it is important to remember that home and work issues can’t always be kept separate. Supporting victims of domestic violence at work is very important. Experiencing it can have a big impact on the working life of a victim. Violence at home […]

How to Avoid MSD’s at Work

Musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs are the biggest health and safety risk for workers in the UK with more than a million cases reported each year. Common health and safety issues which present a risk for injuries are MSD from manual handling, exposure to vibration, and dealing with heavy loads. Our guide looks at what MSD’s […]

Lead Poisoning: Causes and Prevention

Although the extent of lead poisoning in the UK has decreased, it still occurs. According to an article in the Journal of Environmental Health Research, doctors regularly find symptoms of lead poisoning in their patients. Fortunately, though, lead poisoning fatalities are now uncommon. How Common is Lead Poisoning? Lead is a natural product, a soft […]

Hazards of Latex Gloves at Work – Health & Safety

There are 40 billion latex gloves produced each year. Most of these go to the health-care sector. Despite this, studies estimate that up to 6% of the population has latex sensitivity. And within health care, one study suggests that up to 17% of workers may have an adverse reaction to latex. This represents a significant […]

Workplace First Aid Requirements – Laws on Equipment & Training

People at work can suffer injuries or fall ill at any time. It is important they receive immediate attention. First aid covers the arrangements that should be made to ensure that happens. It can prevent minor injuries becoming major ones and can even save lives. Workplace First Aid – Health & Safety Law Health and […]

Eye Safety at Work – Avoiding Eye Injuries

It’s a distressing fact that thousands of eye injuries occur at work in the UK each year. Some of the accidents are minor but others, around 10 to –20%, result in partial or full blindness. It’s therefore essential for employers and staff to pay attention to eye safety at work. Common Causes of Eye Injuries […]

Age Discrimination in the Workplace – UK Law

It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against you due to your age. This discrimination may be a refusal to employ you, or generally treating you more poorly than other employees due to your age. What is Age Discrimination? Age discrimination can be: Being discriminated against for being too young or too […]