New Fire Safety Act & Fire Safety Regulations

Since the review of building regulations following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, new legislation has been introduced, with more to come, specifically aimed at improving the safety of high-rise residential buildings, and other buildings more generally, from the design stage and throughout their lifecycle. The Fire Safety Act 2021 came into force in May 2022 and […]

Agile Working

Have you assessed your employees agile working environment? Since COVID and lockdown, it has become clear that agile and hybrid working has become very popular with many benefits for employees. As an employer, if you have made the decision to adopt agile working at your workplace, there are a number of areas that you should […]

New guidance will help employers support disabled people and those with long-term health conditions thrive at work

Disabled people and those with long-term health conditions will get more support from employers to help them succeed in the workplace thanks to new guidance. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued guidelines that state what employers can do to support staff. The new guidance stresses the importance of making sure workplaces are accessible, that staff […]

Horrific Lithium Battery Explosion Caught on Camera.

Firefighters have released footage of an electric motorbike exploding at a home to highlight the “horrific dangers” of lithium batteries. Lithium batteries can be found in cars, bikes, scooters, laptops, phones, and e-cigarettes, among many other items. Any other type of fire that the fire service deal with has usually developed slowly, and people are able […]

New on-line (e-learning) courses now available

We have had many requests for e-learning courses over the last 12 months, and are excited to tell you that we now offer 100 courses. Our Health and Safety courses ranging from Fire Safety Awareness and Workplace Health and Safety, to more specialist subjects such as Noise Awareness, Asbestos Awareness and COSHH Awareness. Our Food […]

No Jab, No Job – Health and Safety vs Civil Liberties

No jab, no job – easy to say but a minefield to navigate. As the NHS programme rolls impressively on, thoughts turn to how useful vaccine protection might be. There are some cases of compulsory vaccination for medical professionals & vaccinations for international travel. But the wide ranging application of the COVID-19 vaccinations and their […]

Work After Lockdown

A major research project funded by the Economic & Social Research Council is investigating how working from home under Covid-19 lockdown will impact how the UK will work in the future. Work After Lockdown explores the experience, impact and outcomes of pandemic-driven working from home at both individual and organisational levels. The project has completed […]

HSE updates COVID-secure workplace guidance regarding ventilation

The law requires employers to ensure an adequate supply of fresh air in the workplace and this has not changed during the pandemic. Good ventilation reduces the concentration of the virus in the air and therefore reduces the risks from airborne transmission. This happens when people breathe in small particles (aerosols) in the air after […]

Stay safe in the home this Christmas

As lots of us get into the festive spirit, it’s really important that we take extra care to make sure our homes are safe at Christmas. Whenever you’re putting up your decorations, the message is the same – don’t overload your plug sockets. If you’re using a multi-socket extension you need to be careful not […]

Health and safety spot checks and inspections during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The HSE is carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure. They are making calls so they can give expert advice on how to manage the risks and protect workers, customers and visitors. By calling and visiting premises and speaking directly to employers, they […]