Top health and safety queries in July 2019

19 August 2019

Queries relating to policies accounted for more than half of all calls to our health and safety advice line this month. For advice on policies or any other health and safety issue, speak with a qualified consultant on 0844 561 8149.

Work-related burnout: would you spot the signs?

19 August 2019

In May 2019, the World Health Organization officially recognised work-related burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”. In fact, levels of burnout among British workers have quietly but steadily reached epidemic levels. How many managers, asks Vicky Powell, would be able to spot the signs of burnout, and what can we all do to avoid and mitigate this modern corporate malaise?

Biodiversity net gain: the new mandatory system

13 August 2019

In March 2019 the Government announced that, through the new Environment Bill, biodiversity net gain (BNG) would be made mandatory for all new developments in England. Caroline Hand explains how the system will work.

Safety of automatic doors

12 August 2019

Mike Sopp describes how, to meet their legal obligations, those responsible for premises where power-operated pedestrian doors are located should ensure they are appropriately designed, installed, operated and maintained to reduce risks to as low as reasonably practicable.

How to encourage active commuting

6 August 2019

It’s Cycle to Work Day this week. Laura King looks at options for encouraging active commuting in your organisation.

How to create a competence and training matrix

31 July 2019

Determining the competence of employees, and then identifying the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary to meet and maintain the required level, can be a challenge for the health and safety practitioner, writes Mike Sopp.