Category: Policies and Procedures

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September 2022 | 3 min read

Managing Alcohol Use in the Workplace

Alcohol and drug misuse is everyone’s concern. In the context of work, not only does it damage the misuser’s health and potentially increase the risk to all workers’ health and safety, but it can cost employers through absenteeism and reduced productivity. There are well-documented links between alcohol and drug use, prescribed or not. The risks […]

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July 2021 | 7 min read

Expectant Mother Guidance

Pregnancy is not an illness and the majority of women remain well throughout their pregnancy. In fact, research shows that most women who work are healthier during their pregnancy than those who do not work. Some studies also show that women who are employed have a lower risk of early delivery than those who are […]

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July 2021 | 4 min read

When Might The Criminal Courts Award Compensation?

  For all of you who have studied with us you know that we spend time trying to clarify the interactions between statute, criminal, common and civil law. Common and statute both being sources of the law whereas criminal and civil are two parts of our justice system which deal with any breaches. In a […]

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March 2021 | 4 min read

Fire Emergency Procedure

  Fire safety legislation requires the establishment of procedures for serious and imminent danger and the provision and maintenance of suitable means of escape. To implement these procedures, the responsible person or duty holder must appoint a sufficient number of competent persons to assist in the evacuation of occupiers. Employers must ensure occupiers are aware […]

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January 2021 | 3 min read

Take 5 for Health and Safety: Introduction to ISO 45001

      Are you looking for an accredited Health and Safety management standard for your business? Look no further – in this week’s Take 5 video, we’re discussing ISO 45001 and how this can help show your customers and employees that you are serious about health and safety. It can also make administering health […]

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April 2020 | 5 min read

Creating A Health & Safety Culture

  The development of organisational culture and change is essential in the rapidly changing environment which most organisations operate. Cultures and as such organisations can be changed through: Flexibility In positive climates new rules and procedures are easily accepted and unnecessary rules are kept to a minimum. Management focus is on getting the best people […]

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October 2019 | 9 min read

Tackling Bullying & Harassment

Bullying and harassment is a major problem within many workplaces, however often it remains a hidden problem and can be accepted or even encouraged by the culture of an organisation. Bullying at work can never be acceptable. All workers have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at work and any form of […]

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April 2019 | 6 min read

Dealing With Noise Nuisance

How councils deal with complaints about noise at night, intruder alarms, construction noise and loudspeakers in the street. Councils must look into complaints about noise that could be a ‘statutory nuisance’ (covered by the Environmental Protection Act 1990). For the noise to count as a statutory nuisance it must do one of the following: Unreasonably […]

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March 2019 | 7 min read

Does Your Company Have A Driver Policy?

  These notes provide a basic skeleton from which any company can develop its own company car use policy. Obviously, not all points will be relevant to all corporate situations – and it is essential that senior management design the policy to meet the specific needs and operational circumstances of the business, rather than “optimising […]

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January 2019 | 5 min read

Setting Boundaries for Employee Horseplay

While practical jokes and pranks at work can be considered a natural way of letting off steam, some actions can pose a serious health and safety threat. Mike Sopp looks at recent and historical cases that show how “horseplay”, when it goes wrong, can have a serious impact on both individuals and the employer. For […]

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