17 March 2020 The issue on many people’s minds at the moment is “what should I do about coronavirus?”. Every business has a legal duty to look after the health, safety and welfare of its staff and other stakeholders. In the current environment of a rapidly changing world event, this is a challenge and Covid-19 […]

The world seems to have suddenly gone mad in a frenzy of consent collecting and privacy notices. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May, which is hurtling towards us at some speed. This won’t have escaped your notice: we all suddenly find ourselves bombarded in both our personal lives […]

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Local Authority inspectors are focusing on the following priority areas in 2017: Falls from height: work on / adjacent to fragile roofs / materials Health risks: exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust Duty to manage asbestos Construction An inspector may call on any business if its work […]

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) last year launched the Help Great Britain Work Well Strategy. This aims to promote ownership of health and safety across and within all organisations, large and small. In 2017 there is a particular focus on health, with three prioritised areas: work-related stress, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease.  The […]

Since the new Sentencing Guideline came into force, industry has seen a sharp rise in the quantity and magnitude of sentences issued to companies and individuals for health and safety failings.  Organisations are being prosecuted and sentenced not only when there has been an accident or incident, but in some cases where the potential for […]

work related stress

The Management Standards define the characteristics, or culture, of an organisation where the risks from work related stress are being effectively managed and controlled. The Management Standards cover six key areas of work design that, if not properly managed, are associated with poor health and well-being, lower productivity and increased sickness absence. In other words, […]