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Check-in calls vs. check-in technology

Manual check-in calls are one of the most common methods used to monitor the safety of employees who work alone. Check-in calls are commonly scheduled at timed intervals throughout the day or before and after entering a work site. While … Read More

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58% of workers are unaware of basic health and safety rules

A nationwide poll has revealed a worrying lack of health and safety knowledge, with 58% of workers admitting they did not know the basic health and safety rules of their workplace, and 33% thinking their workplace did not have any … Read More

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Lone worker attacked in takeaway altercation

A UK employee was attacked earlier last month as he worked alone in an Eat & Go takeaway restaurant. Sean Nixon was working an evening shift in the restaurant when two males entered the store and an argument broke out … Read More

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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

Travelling on the road is one of the greatest and most uncontrollable risks workers around the world face each day. In fact, it is estimated that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve someone who is at … 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