An air pollution crisis both indoors and outdoors

6 January 2022

New research shows that air pollution in the natural environment, the built environment, and within buildings is harming and shortening the lives of millions of people in the UK and globally. Jon Herbert highlights that air pollution needs to be tackled as part of the international environmental emergency.

Work in a warming world

5 January 2022

Belinda Liversedge explores what businesses need to do to protect their workers and organisations from the impacts of climate change.

Using evidence to make better decisions

5 January 2022

Never have we heard more about decision-making “being guided by the science”. Here, Laura King explores how business leaders can use evidence to make better decisions.

Full export declarations

5 January 2022

Full export declarations are now required for exports to the EU and have been required for many years for exports to other countries. There are differing rules for different modes of transport and for different points of export.

What Covid-19 highlighted about making DNACPR decisions

5 January 2022

At the outset of the pandemic, the health and care regulator was tasked by the Government to shine a light on a situation that soon gave rise to complaints about “do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation” (DNACPR) decisions being made without involving people or their families or carers. This is what the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found and recommended to future-proof the system.

Transporting sodium batteries

5 January 2022

In this feature article, Caroline Raine discusses some of the emerging battery technologies, namely sodium batteries, and how these can be transported safely using the new multilateral agreement M340.

The big sleep

5 January 2022

Poor quality sleep can affect both our physical and psychological wellbeing, but simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference, says Marcus Herbert.

What’s coming for HR in 2022?

4 January 2022

A new year, a new start and a new focus for HR teams! 2021 was, arguably, the year of reactivity, to constantly stay up to date and comply with the Government’s ever-changing rules and regulations. However, as we move into 2022, we’re in a much better position to plan for what’s coming and be pro-active in assessing the impacts proposed changes may have on individual organisations. While it’s impossible to ever be 100% certain (a lesson sorely learned in 2021 — thanks Covid!), we’ve outlined the key measures which are expected in the coming months.

Winter infection

4 January 2022

Nurseries and other childcare provisions are often seen as breeding grounds for infection and children can seem to suffer an endless cycle of minor illnesses. With the peak winter infection period approaching, all early years providers need to ensure they have up-to-date infection control policies and procedures in place. Staff, parents and children should all be aware of the role they can play in preventing infection outbreaks during the winter and this good practice should be maintained throughout the year, says Elizabeth Walker.