Sit less and move more at work

Research has identified that we should be reducing our sitting time at work by at least 60 minutes per day, which canimprove our health. With COVID-19 keeping many indoors and working from home, it is important to make time to step away from your desk regularly.  Chris Burrow, OSH Content Developer at IOSH, discusses new research examining the health implications of sitting […]

Looking after yourself – supporting your own mental health when working from home

As more organisations move to online working, human connections are important. Mental Health First Aid England have developed a helpful article outlining some ways to support your mental health, reduce feelings of isolation and feel connected with colleagues while working remotely. You can view the article on their homepage HERE – print it out and […]

Advice for First Aiders during COVID-19

First aid remains a crucial skill even as the country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.  St John Ambulance have put together some advice for first aiders so that you can continue to keep those you care for and yourself safe. Please click the link HERE to see their advice. 

Free online first aid refresher training from St Johns

St John Ambulance have suspended their scheduled face-to-face training, in line with government advice, however, they are giving free access to their e-learning Annual refresher course until 1 June (when they plan to resume scheduled training). This will help your first aiders keep on top of their first aid skills, refresh their knowledge either in the […]

Fire safety breach leads to first ever letting ban for landlord

The consequences of neglecting your responsibilities regarding fire safety are potentially unthinkable. Punitive fines and even prison sentences can be handed down for serious breaches of fire-safety laws and, of course, lives can be lost. A landlord in Camden is the first ever to be banned from letting in England for fire safety risks and overall breaches against […]

Wearable Solutions, Ergonomic PPE & Wearable Technology

To drive innovation in the health and safety sector, Arco, the safety products and professional safety services provider,  has launched the Arco Innovation Award in a bid to help solve longstanding health and safety challenges facing the industry. The Arco Innovation Award aims to drive innovation in the health and safety sector. A specialist agency has […]

Driving Home for Christmas

We’d all like to be driving home, and even more so during the holiday season, however, driving is the most dangerous work activity that most people do, and it contributes to far more work-related accidental deaths and serious injuries than all other work activities.  Unfortunately, workers face and create risks for themselves and everyone else […]

Brexit and Health and Safety Law

Your duties to protect the health and safety of people affected by your work will not change with Brexit. You should continue to manage risk in your business in a proportionate way. The HSE have made minor amendments to regulations to remove EU references but legal requirements will remain the same as they are now. Health and […]

Have you heard of Disability Confident?

The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. 13,000 organisations have already signed up. Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits […]

HSE launches vibration calculator

The calculator compares workers’ exposures to the levels specified in the Control of Vibration at Work Regs, as part of a HAVS risk assessment. Aimed at employers of workers who frequently and regularly use tools or machinery, such as hand-held power tools, hand-guided powered equipment or powered machines which process hand-held materials, the calculator will estimate:  · partial […]