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Working At Night

There are certain regulations that apply to employees who work at night. These apply to all employees be they permanent members of staff or casual workers. The regulations define night time as the period between 23.00 and 06.00 although this agreement can be slightly varied between employers and workers. A ‘night worker’ is classed as […]

When An Employee Dies at Work

When an employee dies, it naturally causes high levels of stress amongst the staff and there is obvious disruption to the workplace so it is necessary to have an appropriate strategy in place to deal with this issue should it arise. There are many practical issues to tackle such as informing staff and possibly the […]

What Do You Know About Workplace Safety? Quiz

Your safety is an important issue no matter where you work. How much do you know, however, about basic safety rules and practices? Use this questionnaire to test the level of your knowledge. Can You Answer these Questions? What is responsible for more work-related deaths in the UK than anything else in the past three […]

The 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. Are Agency Workers Entitled to the Same Benefits as a Permanent Staff? In many cases, agency workers are not entitled to the same perks […]

Sexual Harassment: Your Questions Answered

Our article on sexual harrassment gives a good overview of employment law and your rights. Sometimes you may feel uncomfortable about someone’s behaviour at work and be unsure of how to react. We get many, broad ranging questions on this topic, so we’ve taken a few and our legal expert has answered them individually. We […]

Safety Signs in the Catering Industry: Questionnaire

The catering industry relies on safety procedures. Kitchens, whether in a works canteen or a prestigious restaurant, can be hazardous places. This questionnaire covers many of the basic safety signs you’d expect to see in a commercial kitchen. Use it to test your safety knowledge. 1. Fire (a) Where would you expect to see fire […]

Safety at Work: Catering Industry

When you start your own business, the health and safety aspect can feel daunting – there’s so much to remember. With catering, although specific rules and regulations will apply, depending on the type of business and how many staff you’re employing, there are six main areas that you need to pay attention to: 1. Slipping […]

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 […]

Safe Working in the Lab

A laboratory can be a source of significant health and safety hazards. Some of these hazards are minor but others can threaten lives. Lab Design A lab should give priority to health and safety issues. Lab design, for instance, must always take these into account. Safety begins with the lab layout. Workspaces must be separate […]