Employing Family and Friends

There are several pros and cons when it comes to employing family and friends. Before you actually appoint a member of your family or a close friend, there are some important considerations to make. Firstly, you should only consider them if they really want the job. They will only gain respect from other staff members […]

Horizon Scanning: Identifying Future Safety Issues

Horizon scanning is not a term that’s in common use. It refers to the systematic study of possible threats, opportunities and developments. In the context of safety, horizon scanning is a useful tool. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), for example, uses it to examine future changes and trends. The purpose is to prepare for […]

Workplace Safety Signs

Warning signs and safety instructions have become a part of everyday life in recent times, and no more so than in the workplace. A boom in the number of safety signs and notices has coincided with a far more vigilant attitude to health and safety and workplace accidents. Employers are legally required to display some […]