Hospitality, tourism, and a green recovery

20 July 2020

The hospitality and tourism sectors have been particularly harmed by the economic repercussions of Covid-19. With no clear end to the crisis in sight, means of conserving funds or securing government aid will be vital to these businesses. However, it is possible that these organisations could benefit from a green economic recovery that prioritises protecting the environment and sustainability. Tim and Caroline Hand report.

Hydrogen — a small atom with a big punch

10 July 2020

The hydrogen-economy — first “blue” and then increasingly “green” — is primed to play an exponential role in post-pandemic decarbonisation and the UK’s sustainable recovery with important corporate energy generation and SME supply-chain opportunities. Jon Herbert reports.

Covid-19 Regulatory Position Statements to help the environment

3 July 2020

The Environment Agency (EA) has published a number of temporary regulatory position statements (Covid-19 RPSs) to help organisations manage their activities during the current disruption. Regulators in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have taken a similar approach. In this article, John Barwise looks at those RPSs that are likely to affect businesses.

RIP to private car, say hello to Mobility-as-a-Service

29 June 2020

Carl Benz’ 1886 patent for the first automobile started our long and addictive but ultimately unsustainable car love-affair. Could low-carbon public transport, plus mobility on-demand, become so attractive that we voluntarily hand in our ignition keys? Jon Herbert reports.

Managing violence and aggression during the Covid-19 pandemic

24 June 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a new type of workplace violence where someone claiming to be infected with the virus deliberately coughs or spits directly into the face of an individual. Mike Sopp advises on how to mitigate this risk.

Solving our sleep struggles in the pandemic

23 June 2020

Whether it’s weird, vivid dreams, tapping away on the laptop at 3am or just feeling exhausted — the Covid-19 pandemic is dramatically affecting work patterns and workers’ sleep. Vicky Powell highlights the latest research on sleep and shares the current advice from sleep experts on how to help workers cope — and feel rested — in the UK’s new working reality.

Sustaining the supply chain

22 June 2020

Laura King considers the role of sustainable procurement as a tool to navigate Covid-19 now and into the future.

Risk management for COVID-19: the new normal

18 June 2020

The coronavirus is a new hazard that will require the implementation of new risk control measures. Mike Sopp advises on how to assess and control the risks of a return to the workplace.

Coronavirus risk assessment FAQs

15 June 2020

As the lockdown eases, many organisations are planning for employees to return to work. However, before that can happen, employers must carry out a workplace risk assessment.