Menopause: managing the change of life in the workplace

24 April 2019

Treating women as equal to men does not mean treating the two sexes the same. Women are different biologically and this may need to be taken into account at work. Gordon Tranter investigates how the menopause can affect women’s health in the workplace and suggests how employers can provide support to enable women to continue to work comfortably and productively during this time.

Emergency planning for fires in heritage sites

24 April 2019

The recent fire at Notre Dame de Paris has raised the questions of how damage to valuable artefacts or even more day-to-day assets can be minimised in the event of fire. Alan Field explains.

How AI is changing our world

17 April 2019

Unnerved by HAL in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey? Charmed by R2-D2 and C-3PO in Star Wars? Like the films, the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in modern life brings both opportunity and cause for concern. Laura King considers the role of AI today and tomorrow, as well as some of its inherent risks.

Top health and safety queries in March 2019

15 April 2019

There are three new entries this month, with subscribers calling our helpline for help with policies, driving for work and health surveillance, while legislation and accidents remain key concerns. For advice on these or any other health and safety issue, speak with a qualified consultant on 0844 561 8149.

A “no-deal” Brexit: implications for employment law and immigration

12 April 2019

Stuart Chamberlain, author and senior employment consultant at Croner-i, considers the implications for employment law and immigration if the Government is unable to obtain Parliament’s approval for withdrawal from the EU and there is “no deal” when the UK leaves the EU. He distinguishes between the short-term and long-term effects and implications and offers some advice to employers.

Assessing quality in construction

10 April 2019

What is quality? How do we define it? How should we assess and measure it across construction projects? Roland Finch finds it a difficult concept to pin down.

How healthy is your workplace?

3 April 2019

This year World Health Day falls on 7 April 2019, offering managers an opportunity to revive the discussion on work-related health within their organisations. Vicky Powell looks at some of the warning signs of an unhealthy workplace and advises how best to approach the big issues in occupational health.