Listeriosis risks

25 June 2019

What is listeriosis and how do we ensure that our care home residents are kept as safe as possible from the risks of food poisoning with listeria?

Impact of 5G

25 June 2019

How transformative will the 5G network be for businesses?

PPE and the bellows effect

19 June 2019

My manager asked me to source some new gloves, but specifically told me to be aware of the bellows effect; what is this?

Developing a “client’s brief” when commissioning a project

17 June 2019

I have been advised that as a client, under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, I would be expected to develop a “client’s brief” when commissioning a project. Could you explain what this is and what should be included in it?

Workplace violence policy

11 June 2019

I have been tasked with developing a policy in relation to workplace violence and aggression. Could you outline for me what such a policy should cover?

Disposing of e-cigarette waste

4 June 2019

Many of our employees have switched from smoking to vaping. There is plenty of guidance available on the health and safety aspects, but how should we deal with waste e-cigarettes and discarded vaping equipment in a way that minimises harm to the environment? Are they recyclable?

Automated external defibrillators

3 June 2019

Our organisation has recently purchased an automated external defibrillator (AED) which has been positioned in a public access area. We are concerned that it may be deliberately damaged or have parts stolen. Are we allowed to lock the AED in a safe place?

Driving for work, risk assessments

29 May 2019

Our business is about to review its fleet vehicles and hire new staff. What are the critical health and safety issues we need to be aware of?