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Fire Safety in the Workplace

A risk assessment of fire hazards should be carried out before designing and implementing a strategy for fire safety in the workplace. You need to decide if a hazard is significant and if you have put in place the right measures so that the risk is acceptably low. In our guide to fire safety at […]

Rights when Pregnant at Work & Staying Safe in the Workplace

When you find out you are pregnant, it is an exciting time. However, you also need to understand your rights when pregnant at work. You are entitled to paid time off, and a risk assessment should be made to ensure your safety during your pregnancy. If you are working when you fall pregnant, you need […]

Benefits Of Employing Agency Workers and Contractors

Agency workers are ’employed’ by an agency which finds them jobs. The firm who’s hiring the worker pays a fee to the agency and the agency pays the employee their wages. If you are considering working for an agency or as a contractor, it’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages. Businesses looking to hire […]

Security in the Workplace – Identify Employer & Employee Responsibilities

Health and safety regulations also extend to your employer being responsible for implementing measures and procedures to ensure security in the workplace. Personal safety breaches like intruders assaulting staff are fortunately very rare. Companies have to tread a line between ensuring that they are open to visitors, particularly if they are customers. At the same […]

Health & Safety Quiz UK – A Fun Way to Test Workplace Knowledge

Your safety is an important issue no matter where you work. How much do you know, about basic health and safety rules and practices? Use this quiz to test the level of your knowledge. Who said health and safety couldn’t be fun? Can You Answer these Health & Safety Quiz Questions? What is responsible for […]

Examples of Risk in the Workplace – 12 Common Risks at Work

There are many potential risks to a person’s health and safety at work. Examples of risk in the workplace vary depending on the work environment. The key for all employers is to undertake a thorough Risk Assessment. To help with this process we have identified the 12 most common risks at work. The Risk of […]

Accidents at Work Examples – Most Common Workplace Injuries

Accidents at work can happen to anybody at anytime. In certain environments, specific types of accidents and injuries can be more common than others. For example, you’d be more likely to suffer burns or breathing problems from working with Dangerous Substances than if you worked in an office. Our accidents at work examples grid will […]

Violence at Work – Dealing with Being Assaulted at Work

Being assualted at work is very upsetting event. How should you deal with violence at your place of work? We take a look at duties of employers to protect staff from this risk, and what to do if you are assaulted. What is Violence at Work? The HSE define work-related violence as ‘any incident in […]

Working in Confined Spaces – Dealing with Risks & Hazards

Every year, workers are killed or seriously injured in a wide range of occupations and industries as the result of working in confined spaces. Deaths and injuries are not just limited to the workers themselves either but also to those who have tried to rescue them without proper equipment or adequate training. It’s important to […]

Lone Working Policy – A Guide to Safety & Risk Assessments

Staff who work alone often have concerns for their safety at work. Our guide explains what lone working is, and outlines the policies and risk assessments which should be put in place to keep workers safe during shifts. Lone Working Defined A lone worker is a member of staff who regularly works alone without close […]