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Extremely hot weather can be uncomfortable for everyone, even for those who usually like the sun. However, for vulnerable people, such as older people or those with chronic or severe illnesses, very high temperatures can be dangerous.
Diabetes Week in the UK starts on 14 June 2021. Vicky Powell examines diabetes in the context of the workplace, considering how managers can best support the health of workers with diabetes and the relevant work and safety related issues.
It goes without saying that this has been a difficult time for the haulage industry, with the difficulties caused by Brexit exacerbated by the unprecedented demands placed on operators and drivers by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, behind the media stories of long queues into Dover, drivers delayed for days at the border and the rapidly changing demands for Covid tests and new paperwork, there is a longer-term problem — there are simply not enough drivers. Here we take a look at the problem and assess what can be done.
Offices have started re-opening and over the summer many of us will return to buildings we might not have been in for well over a year. Lizzie Broadbent explores some of the health, safety, security and wellbeing implications and what leaders can do to make the return to the office a positive experience.
While many have decided that remote working is here to stay, many organisations are planning for a return to the workplace. Is the “home-sweet-office” the real future or is it back to commuting? Jon Herbert investigates.