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Workplace First Aid: Rules

People at work can suffer injuries or fall ill at any time – suddenly. What is important is that they receive immediate and appropriate 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. What Should I do? […]

Working with Dangerous Substances

Almost all of us will face some sort of dangerous substances at work or during our daily life and it’s important that we understand how to deal with the risks. Although the idea of dangerous substances can conjure up pictures of science laboratories and radioactive waste, the bulk of them are more everyday things like […]

What is Occupational Health?

In addition to statutory health and safety procedures all employers must put in place, ‘occupational health’ focuses on the relationship between health and work. It can vary from workplace to workplace. For example, a chemical manufacturer’s employees will be exposed to some different health related issues than, say, the employees of a call centre so […]

The Benefits Of Employing Agency Workers and Contractors

Agency workers are ’employed’ by an agency which finds them jobs. The firm who’s hiring the worker pays a fee to the agency and the agency pays the employee their wages. Are Agency Workers Entitled to the Same Benefits as a Permanent Staff? In many cases, agency workers are not entitled to the same perks […]

Standing for Long Periods at Work – Health Issues & Employee Rights

Around half of UK employees are standing all day at work. In other words, more than 11 million people around the country stand for hours on end. The effect on the nation’s health is serious. Standing for long periods causes or contributes to a variety of medical problems. Industries Affected by Standing for Long Periods […]

Sexual Harassment: Your Questions Answered

Our article on sexual harrassment gives a good overview of employment law and your rights. Sometimes you may feel uncomfortable about someone’s behaviour at work and be unsure of how to react. We get many, broad ranging questions on this topic, so we’ve taken a few and our legal expert has answered them individually. We […]

Returning to Work After an Accident or Injury

If you are returning to work after a long lay-off due to an accident or injury you have suffered it can be a daunting experience. Your confidence may have taken a knock which might lead you to start worrying about whether or not you can still do the job, if your desk or space might […]

Risks at Work

There are many potential risks to a person’s health and safety at work which can vary greatly, depending upon the environment in which the work takes place. The key for all employers is to undertake a thorough Risk Assessment of their own working environment – a careful examination into what could cause harm to people […]

Potential Hazards of Latex

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. Most at Risk Those […]

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. Prevalence Lead is a natural product, a soft metal that forms part […]