Live terror investigations in the UK reaches 676

The number of terror investigations has risen sharply in the last few months, increasing from “over 500” in March to 676 by the end of June, revealed a PM spokesperson today. This statement comes the day after a terror attack … Read More

UK gross negligence manslaughter sentences set to significantly increase

Beginning at the start of November 2018, employers in England and Wales charged with gross negligence manslaughter will face much stricter punishments. This includes life in prison for the most serious cases. The guidelines come amongst claims that offenders are … Read More

HSE stats reveal rise in workplace fatalities

HSE’s annual statistics released earlier this month, show that the number of fatal workplace injuries in the UK has risen by 9.  In the year ending March 2018, 144 lives were lost due to a workplace injury, while a further … Read More

Protecting Lone Workers from sexual harassment in the workplace

Last week, StaySafe attended the Health and Safety Expo at the London Excel, where we tuned in to some important talks regarding Lone Worker safety. Sexual harassment in the workplace can take many forms and is shockingly more common than … Read More

Working in hot weather – tips to keeping safe

As temperatures rise across parts of the world, it is important that employees know how to keep themselves safe and healthy while working in the hot weather. What are the risks? Common risks associated with high temperatures include sunburn, dehydration, … Read More

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