Employing Family and Friends

There are several pros and cons when it comes to employing family and friends. There are also some pitfalls to consider when employing members of the same family within your business. Before you actually appoint a member of your family or a close friend, there are some important considerations to make. Firstly, you should only […]

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 […]