Food Safety and the Law

The safety of food is essential to any consumer and so should be a priority for any food business. Consumers want to be assured that the food they buy and eat is: What it is labelled to be (i.e. Doesn’t contain pork if it is labelled as beef) Will not harm them once eaten In […]

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 […]

Eligibility To Work In The UK

Some people are automatically entitled to work in the UK. Others may have restrictions on whether they can work, how long they can stay and the type of work they can do. It is important to follow set procedures and to ascertain whether or not a person is eligible to work in the UK before […]

Effects of Workplace Hazards on Female Fertility

The connection between certain workplace hazards such as working with chemicals, other hazardous substances and particular working practices have been well documented over the years in terms of the effects they can have on female fertility and reproductive health. And, depending on the length of exposure and the period of the pregnancy when the exposure […]

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 […]

Control of Vibration at Work Regulations

If you use any kind of vibrating machinery at work, you should be aware of The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005. The purpose of the regulations is (obviously) to ensure workers don’t suffer ill health from vibration. Much of the regulation covers workplace hand-arm vibration but whole-body vibration effects are also covered. Background […]