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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 […]

Hazardous Substances at Work – Risk & Handling Guide

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

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 […]

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 […]