Good Practice in Employing Overseas Workers: A Case Study

Tania Greer is a health and safety consultant. She has many years’ experience of overseas workers. Employers and workers frequently ask her questions about key aspects of health and safety law. She’’s produced a good practice guide for Safe Workers as regards employing overseas workers in the UK. Employer Responsibilities For Overseas Workers “The first […]

Are You a Compulsive Worker?

Years ago it predictions suggested that computers would make life easier for us; we’d get to enjoy more leisure time and have a great work-life balance. So why are people working harder and for longer hours than ever before? We can’t place the entire blame on the computer. We live in a world beset by […]

WHO: Global Plan of Action for Workers’ Health

In 2007, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a global plan of action for workers’ health. This plan is important because it acknowledges the risks workers face, and the importance of Occupational Health services. WHO WHO is an agency of the United Nations. It began life in 1948 with a simple purpose: to be the […]

Safe Use and Maintenance of Tools

Tools and equipment may be as simple as hammers or as complex as computers. Whatever they are, however, workers must use them safely and employers must reduce any risk that tools and equipment pose in the workplace. Safe Use These risks can vary greatly. Above all, what matters is that whoever has to use any […]

How to Retain Talent

Keeping your best talent onboard is crucial to a company’s ability to thrive and prosper. It ensures your customers remain satisfied increases your sales and enables you to plan for future developments better. Exit Interviews Exit interviews have become increasingly popular over recent years. When an employee leaves, he or she will usually be invited […]

Personal Safety For Lone Workers

Working alone is becoming increasingly common as more firms introduce home working and more people decide to set-up up small, micro-businesses. People can be required to work on their own in all sorts of industries, but just because an employee is Working From Home or at a site on their own it doesn’t mean they […]