Powerless most likely to die at work, stats show

12 August 2020

Industries with high numbers of low paid migrant workers and workers on insecure contracts also report the greatest number of workplace deaths, according to the latest figures from HSE.

Northern Ireland trade after the end of the transition period

10 August 2020

While attention in recent weeks has tended to focus on what will happen at the Channel ports when the UK leaves the single market on 31 December 2020, there is another border between the two. Now hauliers and businesses working in or trading with Northern Ireland are being alerted to the considerable changes that they too can expect at the end of the transition period. The explanation for the forthcoming changes can be found in the Northern Ireland Protocol which was formulated as part of the 2019 Withdrawal Agreement signed by the UK Government and the European Union.

7 ways to beat the heat

10 August 2020

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.

Prime areas of learning and development

10 August 2020

Rebecca Fisk is an early years consultant with over 30 years of experience in education. In this article she highlights the importance of the prime areas of learning and development, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

Successful benchmarking in health and safety

10 August 2020

The saying “what gets measured gets done” illustrates the importance of developing a process for measuring performance. Mike Sopp describes how to go about benchmarking health and safety.

Is there a legal indoor working temperature?

10 August 2020

Complaints about hot, stuffy offices are a common feature of UK summers. As the frequency of summer heatwaves increases, employers need to consider the effect of the heat on employees and take the steps necessary to protect their health and welfare. Gordon Tranter looks at the issues of a maximum office temperature, the risks of working in hot conditions indoors and the actions that should be taken to prevent heat stress.