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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 […]

Health & Safety Rights & Responsibilities at Work

All workers have the right work in an environment that is safe. Most responsibility for ensuring health and safety in the workplace is down to employers. However employees also have some responsibilities. Our guide looks at the rights and responsibilities around health and safety in the workplace. Employer’s Health & Safety Responsibilities Employers have a […]

What if Work Makes You Ill? Dealing with Work Related Illnesses

A job should never adversely affect a worker’s health, but it’s a sad fact that in Britain many people are still becoming ill because of their work. There are many ways you can suffer from work related illnesses. Our guide looks at identifying ill health related to the workplace, and what can be done about […]

Rights when Pregnant at Work & Staying Safe in the Workplace

When you find out you are pregnant, it is an exciting time. However, you also need to understand your rights when pregnant at work. You are entitled to paid time off, and a risk assessment should be made to ensure your safety during your pregnancy. If you are working when you fall pregnant, you need […]

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. If you are considering working for an agency or as a contractor, it’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages. Businesses looking to hire […]

Cancer and Employment Law in the UK – Employee Rights

Most people suffer a sense of deep shock when they are told that they have cancer. It is illegal to discriminate against employees suffering from cancer. Having the disease is considered a protected characteristic under the equality act. Our guide to cancer and employment law in the UK will help you understand your rights at […]

Examples of Risk in the Workplace – 12 Common Risks at Work

There are many potential risks to a person’s health and safety at work. Examples of risk in the workplace vary depending on the work environment. The key for all employers is to undertake a thorough Risk Assessment. To help with this process we have identified the 12 most common risks at work. The Risk of […]

Returning to Work After an Accident or Injury

If you are returning to work after an absence due to an accident or injury it can be a worrying process. Getting back to work is an important part of recovery from an accident. However, it’s important to understand that a return to work after injury might need a considered process. This is particuarly important […]