Terror in the workplace: When the worst happens, how do you know your people are safe?

Businesses are increasingly facing a growing number of large-scale incidents that can affect the well-being of their employees and the organisation’s ability to operate. In the aftermath of a terror attack or other disaster situation, the failure to prepare and … Read More

How advancements in mobile technology are aiding lone worker safety

As technology is rapidly advancing, health and safety challenges are increasingly being solved with the assistance of smartphone apps. From providing quick information on the go to reliable monitoring, the ability for smartphones to harness new technologies allows businesses to … Read More

Health & Safety fines 244% higher than cost of compliance

There are many reasons to invest in health and safety in the workplace. Employees are a valuable asset and not only do employers hold a moral responsibility to protect them, but it also makes good business sense. A safe work … Read More

Employee fined for failing to follow safety procedures

A recent case has brought to light the legal responsibilities placed on employees in regards to their own safety and that of those around them. Earlier this year, a scaffolder was taken to court after a concerned member of the … Read More

Violence at work healthcare

Attacks on NHS staff rises

In the UK, the number of attacks on NHS staff between 2016 and 2017, has risen by up to 10% from the previous year, with a new shocking total of 56,500 reported assaults. Why are medical staff at risk? Whilst … Read More

Think safe, follow health and safety rules

Transforming negative attitudes on health and safety

Attitudes on health and safety in the workplace have come a long way from the days of child labour and factories riddled with hazards. Ever-tightening legislation continues to put more pressure on businesses to crack down on health and safety … Read More

In the News: Lone worker asphyxiation

Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust and Imperial College London, have been fined following the death of a lone worker. In October 2011, Damian Bowen was asphyxiated whilst decanting liquid nitrogen, used to freeze blood samples, in a London laboratory. An … Read More

The hidden costs of poor health & safety

When discussing the costs associated with poor workplace health and safety, direct costs such as fines and legal costs tend to take centre stage. While fines given to a business following a safety failing are designed to have a significant … Read More

In the news: traffic warden suffers broken shoulder following attack

A lone working traffic warden suffered a broken shoulder when he was violently shoved by a member of the public, after noticing he was being given a ticket. Daniel Corneille had parked his car on a double yellow line, blocking … Read More

Creating a positive safety culture through discussion

Creating a positive safety culture in 2018

Humans by nature are highly influenced by our environment and those around us. When entering a new workplace, we are likely to adapt to our surroundings rather than go against the flow, even if it means ignoring the rules that … Read More