Down on the farm

18 September 2019

Belinda Liversedge looks at the steps farmers can take to prevent children and young people being killed or injured in incidents with farm vehicles.

The jury is out

18 September 2019

Health and safety fines increased five-fold on average in the year following the introduction of the new sentencing guidelines for judges and magistrates, says Neal Stone.

Biophilia — adding quality of life to your work experience

17 September 2019

In today’s world, “greening” your business usually means focusing on things like recycling, resource efficiency and energy saving. But what about the really green stuff — nature itself. John Barwise explores the options and the benefits of letting a bit of biophilia into your workspace.

Explosive reaction — an ever-present danger

16 September 2019

It’s always a good time to look at the risks of dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres, including the critical concentrations of airborne dust from many sources, since without systematic care and good practice these risks will be present at all times, writes Jon Herbert.

Conducting a safeguarding investigation

13 September 2019

Although rare, there are occasions when a manager or designated safeguarding lead, is asked to conduct an investigation into a safeguarding incident or a disclosure. This may be requested by the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). Liz Hodgman, Childcare Consultant, explains how an investigation can be conducted in a childcare provision.