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Health and safety legislation 2017: it’s time to bring your A-Game

The new Sentencing Guidelines for Health and Safety Legislation in the UK have been one of the most influential pieces of regulation in recent years. With February marking one year since its introduction, we take a look at the huge … Read More

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Assaults on NHS staff highest in 5 years

Statistics provided by NHS Protect have revealed that 70,555 NHS staff were assualted in 2015/16, the highest number of assaults in 5 years. That’s a shocking 200 assaults on doctors, nurses and other NHS staff in England every day. As well as … Read More

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GPS in the workplace: Perception, reality and getting employees on board

GPS tracking in the workplace can be used for a number of purposes such as mileage, auditing and of course safety monitoring. But when it comes to implementing GPS tracking, there are some common concerns. The most common being privacy, … Read More

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Health and Safety Predictions 2017

2016 has been an important year for health and safety around the world. We have seen new legislation in New Zealand, the UK and Singapore and a range of great initiatives focused on reducing workplace risk. Year on year workplace … Read More

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Health & Safety Statistics 2015-2016

With 2017 fast approaching, it is useful to look back at HSE’s annual health and safety statistics over 2015/16. Health and safety recruitment agency, Bryan & Armstrong, have created a useful infographic to illustrate the number and types of accidents … Read More

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Road Safety Top Tips

In support of Road Safety Week 2016, we take a look at the responsibilities of employers to staff who travel on or work near the road.  Travelling on the road is one of the greatest and most uncontrollable risks workers … Read More

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More Than a Third of Public Sector Staff Violently Attacked or Threatened at Work

Source: Slater + Gordon More than a third of public sector staff have been violently attacked or threatened at work, a new study has found. Teachers, nurses and the emergency services were among those surveyed about life on the frontline, … Read More

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Number of directors prosecuted by HSE triples in a year

Source: SHP Roz Sanderson The number of company directors who have been prosecuted for health and safety offences has trebled in a year, according to research from a law firm. Using data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Clyde … Read More

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RCN Guide: lone worker alarms and monitoring

There is no doubt that community nurses are a valued and important part of today’s society. Whether providing healthcare to house bound patients or carrying out new birth visits, they provide comfort and support to those who need it most. … Read More

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Suzy’s Code for Personal Safety

Today marks National Personal Safety Day, an annual event organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust with the purpose of highlighting practical solutions in avoiding violence and aggression in the workplace and everyday life. This year’s focus is Safe as Houses … Read More