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 […]

RSI Forced Me to Change Jobs: Case Study

With all the safeguards that are usually in place in offices these days to avoid workplace injuries and accidents, it’s quite surprising that there are still so many people diagnosed with musculo-skeletal disorders (MSD) like Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). It’s difficult to get an exact figure for the number of people who have been diagnosed […]

Risks at Work

There are many potential risks to a person’s health and safety at work which can vary greatly, depending upon the environment in which the work takes place. The key for all employers is to undertake a thorough Risk Assessment of their own working environment – a careful examination into what could cause harm to people […]

Help for Young Parents

Workers face pressures at the best of times but when you’re also bringing up young children it can be particularly demanding to juggle both Family and Work Commitments. This is even truer if both parents go out to work which many have to do these days. Some Facts It’s estimated that around 40% of all […]

General Workplace Safety

You must provide a safe and healthy environment for your employees, including people with disabilities. As well as being safe, you must also take into account their welfare needs. Certain industries such as mining or working with Hazardous Materials, for example, are covered by separate health and safety legislation but most of the advice below […]

Working Hours and Regulations

My work has taken the chairs away from the computer area so we have to stand while working on the touch screens all day. They are saying the chairs are luxuries, is there anything I can do? Miss Kat Hastings Your normal working hours should be set out in your employment contract. Unless you choose […]

Carrying Out a Risk Assessment

It is compulsory for all businesses to carry out a risk assessment on their premises to ensure that their premises, and the activities they carry out on those premises, are safe. A risk assessment considers what might cause harm and assesses how to protect both customers and employees from the identified risk occurring. Different industries […]

Dealing With a Male Dominated Environment

When we think about working women taking up jobs in a male-dominated environment we tend to conjure up images of women working in construction or as plumbers or electricians and whilst many women have gone on to forge good careers in these typically male oriented roles, even many white collar professions are still classed more […]