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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...

Mental Health and Wellbeing – What’s the Real Story?
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Mental Health and Wellbeing – What’s the Real Story?

Mental Health and Wellbeing – what’s the real story?  In 2015/16 stress, anxiety and depression resulted in 11.7 million working days lost, at an estimated social and economic cost of £5.2 billion. Not only are stress and mental health issues damaging to people’s health and wellbeing, but they also impact profitability in many ways, including...

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...

Third Company Convicted of Corporate Manslaughter. Could You Be Next?
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Third Company Convicted of Corporate Manslaughter. Could You Be Next?

Third Company Convicted of Corporate Manslaughter. Could You Be Next? Last week in Manchester Crown Court, a third company was convicted of Corporate Manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which came into force in 2008. The legislation allows companies to be found guilty of Corporate Manslaughter (Corporate Homicide in Scotland) if...

Does Your Company Need Health & Safety Training?
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Does Your Company Need Health & Safety Training?

Does Your Company Need Health & Safety Training?  Hello everyone! Welcome to the first post from SPC! If you’ve already explored our website, thanks for taking the time. If not, please have a look around our site after reading this post. You are right to be taking Health & Safety training seriously because unfortunately every year...