The problem of self-harm

4 December 2020

One in eight young people are said to self-harm, often in secret. Michael Evans considers the extent of the problem and how it is possible to break the cycle.

A Christmas party? Virtually anything’s possible

4 December 2020

As the Prime Minister said when announcing new coronavirus restrictions: “tis the season to be jolly, but it is also the season to be jolly careful”. So where does this leave the annual Christmas party? Laura King offers some options.

Moving out of lockdown: public transport guidance for operators

3 December 2020

In its Covid-19 Recovery Strategy, published in May 2020 and updated in July at www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy/the-next-chapter-in-our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy--2, the Government said that it wanted to begin a gradual return to work in England. While anyone able to work from home should continue to do so, it insisted, those who needed to be at their place of work should be looking to return as soon as employers confirmed it was safe. However, the guidance continued, what these returners should not do is overload public transport.

A very Covid Christmas party

3 December 2020

This article forms part of this year’s Christmas series, being published on the site until the end of December.

Time to tackle racism at work

2 December 2020

Employers have a vital role to play in addressing racial inequalities at work, says Claire McCartney.

Slip-proofing your premises in winter

2 December 2020

Employers should ensure proper procedures and safeguards are in place to protect employees and others using their premises from the risks associated with the particular risks of slips, trips and falls caused by snow and ice, reports Gordon Tranter.

On the road

2 December 2020

Company drivers must be consulted on any rules designed to ensure their safety on the road, says Simon Turner.

It’s good to talk

2 December 2020

Safety practitioners must have good communication skills to get workers to ‘buy-in’ to health and safety, say recruitment specialists Shirley Parsons and Liam Tiddy.