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

Staying safe while working alone during the holiday season

For many, the holiday season means long periods of leisure and time spent in the home surrounded by family and friends. But for some, work continues as usual through these periods. However, we do not always consider that health and … Read More

In the news: Brent Council fined for Lone worker safety failings

A £100,000 fine has been issued to UK Local Authority, Brent Council, following an assault on two social workers while carrying out a home visit. The incident The two female workers were visiting the home of a vulnerable child at … Read More

UK Charity Week

In support of UK Charity Week which is running from the 4th-8th December, we would like to raise awareness of some of our UK based charity clients and the work their lone workers carry out each day. Lone workers are … Read More

Lone Working in the Utilities Sector

Dealing with electric, gas, water and sewerage, those working within the utilities industry are exposed to safety hazards on a daily basis. Within the industry, risk is substantial regardless of the environment. Hazards are far more common and can be … Read More

The £160 million upgrade: What is 5G and what will it do for me?

Wednesday’s Autumn Budget speech from chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered a pledge to invest £160 million into 5G mobile networks across the UK. The investment will see an acceleration in the development of 5G, as well as providing superfast broadband coverage … Read More

In the news: Delivery drivers targeted in acid attacks

Food delivery drivers have become a predominant target in a string of acid attacks across London. The most recent attacks which took place in November, involved two fast food delivery drivers who were targeted in two separate attempted robberies. The … Read More