The return to assessment and testing

4 August 2021

With the start of the new academic year will come the return of inspection and testing in English schools. Michael Evans considers this, together with some of the worries and concerns of educational professionals.

Oakland fined after conveyor belt collapses on worker

4 August 2021

A storage and logistics business has been fined £300,000 in a prosecution brought by Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) after a worker was seriously injured in an unsafe lifting operation.

Time to talk

4 August 2021

If a member of staff is experiencing mental health difficulties, counselling sessions can make it easier for them to cope, says Meg Moss.

We need to talk about e-health

4 August 2021

The anonymous nature of social media means we are often unaware of the impact of our posts and interactions on the emotional wellbeing of others, says Samantha Peters.

EU exit watch — the unanswerable question

4 August 2021

In a sharp critique of the Northern Ireland Protocol this month, the well-known Irish writer Fintan O'Toole said: “If you ask a stupid question, you get a stupid answer”.

Covid Secure: working safely for offices, factories and labs

4 August 2021

The UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces to establish safe operations. Dr Lisa Bushby considers the latest official advice given to offices, factories, laboratories and similar indoor environments.

Covid Secure: working safely for construction and outdoor workers

4 August 2021

The UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces with advice on establishing safe operations during the pandemic. Roland Finch considers the updated advice given to people who work in or run outdoor working environments.