Masher fined £50k for rip saw hand injury

20 November 2019

A building developer has been fined after a trainee worker suffered life-changing injuries when his hand was caught in machinery in an incident on 20 February 2018.

Technology in action

20 November 2019

Sainsbury’s is using software from Alcumus to more effectively target its efforts for managing health and safety, reports Iris Cepero.

UK needs more holidays, says TUC

20 November 2019

The TUC is calling on the UK Government to create four new public holidays, including one “between now and Christmas” to ensure safety and health is not compromised in what it calls employees’ willingness to overwork.

Temporary staff — fixed-term contracts and agency workers

20 November 2019

With Christmas soon approaching, hiring temporary staff may be necessary to keep operations functional. Andrew Willis, senior manager at Croner’s Litigation and Employment department details what organisations should consider before hiring provisional employees during a busier period.

Food crime reports at highest since horsemeat scandal

18 November 2019

Recent figures have shown that food unfit for human consumption is increasingly being offered for sale, food crime having risen to its highest level since the 2013 horsemeat scandal. So how can food businesses spot this worrying crime, especially during a time of major change like Brexit? Vicky Powell highlights the current expert advice on preventing food fraud in supply chains.

Healthy eating in the early years

15 November 2019

With more than a fifth of children either overweight or obese when they join Reception class, it is vital that healthy eating habits are instilled in children from a young age. A nutritious, balanced diet and sufficient physical activity are essential to a child’s long-term health and development, and good nutrition is also associated with improved learning and behaviour. Elizabeth Walker looks at the latest guidance for early years provisions on providing healthy meals and snacks for the young children in their care.

Building a Website

15 November 2019

Small businesses that don't have a website or need to update their existing online presence are now faced with a range of options. From e-commerce focused site builders to visual website building tools, Dave Howell assess the options.

Business in the Cloud

15 November 2019

Cloud computing has now expanded and evolved to offer a range of hosted services. Choosing the right cloud-based services is now critical to long-term profitability says Dave Howell