Toilet provision: same sex or gender neutral?

16 April 2021

The Government has noted a trend towards the removal of sex-specific toilet provision over the past few years. Can gender-neutral facilities meet everyone’s needs? Laura King considers the expectations and requirements for toilet provision.

Working with hazardous substances in construction

15 April 2021

Caroline Raine discusses how to work safely with hazardous products and substances that are commonly found on construction sites. She discusses the steps to be taken and give tips on best practice.

Covid Secure driving: getting back on the road

12 April 2021

The key principles in the Covid Secure guidance for working in or from vehicles provide a practical guide for hauliers and other operators on how to work safely during the current pandemic.

Covid Secure: working safely for construction and outdoor workers

12 April 2021

The UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces with advice on establishing safe operations. Roland Finch considers the updated advice given to people who work in or run outdoor working environments.

Why you should consider a security management system standard

12 April 2021

While we are familiar with formal standards in health and safety, information, environment and quality management, they are not so common in security management. They can be very beneficial to an organisation, argues Mike Sopp.

Health, safety and goodwill during Ramadan

9 April 2021

At Ramadan, participating employees often have to manage extra physical and mental stresses, fatigue and dehydration. Jon Herbert describes how flexibility, discussion and forward planning from employers can help everyone involved.

Covid Secure: working safely for food businesses including restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services

9 April 2021

The Government has updated its guidance for businesses to carry out their activities safely as step 2 of the road map out of lockdown commences on April 12. The aim is to provide employees, customers and others, such as contractors and delivery drivers, an environment safe and secure from the risk of Covid-19. Louise Dawkes considers the specific guidance for restaurants, bars and cafés, giving practical suggestions for workplace safety and other sources for help, advice and support.

Covid Secure: working safely in offices and contact centres

9 April 2021

As the Covid-19 crisis continues, the Government is regularly updating its advice to ensure that employers, workers and the self-employed work safely during the pandemic. Vicky Powell looks at the key points for working safely in offices, contact centres and similar working spaces.