Category: Health and Safety

Managing Fire Risk in the Workplace
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Managing Fire Risk in the Workplace

How Should I Manage the Risk of Fire in My Workplace? Yesterday there was a devastating fire in a London residential building, Grenfell Tower, which has claimed 17 lives*. That death toll will rise in the coming days. (Update: over 80 deaths now confirmed) In the cold hard light of day, a lot of organisations will...

G4S Fined £1.8m for Legionella Failings
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G4S Fined £1.8m for Legionella Failings

G4S Cash Solutions have been prosecuted after failing to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ disease from its water systems. They have been fined £1.8 million + £34k costs. This is one of the highest fines we have seen applied since the inception of the Health & Safety Sentencing Guidelines, which came into force in February 2016,...

Stress – Q&A for employers (video)
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Stress – Q&A for employers (video)

Stress – Q&A for Employers  Here Sarah explains what stress is, what employers can do to help protect their people, and how to prevent stress becoming an issue. Get management commitment * Ensure that your managers understand that the physical and physiological effects that people suffering from stress experience do have an adverse effect on...

How to Manage Stress (video)
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How to Manage Stress (video)

How to Manage Stress Here Sarah explains some of the best ways that we can combat stress.   Exercise * Exercise is great for reducing stress as it elevates production of the powerful neurotransmitter, dopamine Breathe! * A few deep breaths will help your brain settle * The Limbic System needs time to calm down....

6 Steps to Help Prevent Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease 
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6 Steps to Help Prevent Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease 

6 Steps to Help Prevent Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease There are few things that strike fear into the hearts of a facilities manager as hearing the sentence “We’ve got legionella bacteria in our water system.” That’s because it kills. Here is just a small sample of some of the major Legionnaires’ Disease outbreaks that have occurred throughout the world:...

How to Protect Yourself Against Public Liability Claims (video) 
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How to Protect Yourself Against Public Liability Claims (video) 

How to Protect Yourself Against Public Liability claims In this detailed video interview, Sarah offers advice on how to protect your business from unnecessary PL claims. Topics covered include: The rise of ‘No Win – Ne Fee’ The Limitation Act 1980: injured person has 3 years from the date of the accident to make a claim...

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