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9 May, 2022
With businesses become increasingly connected across the globe and the growth of hybrid working models, the number of employees travelling internationally for work continues to rise. It is estimated that…
11 Apr, 2022
Under common law, all employers have a duty of care towards their workers, no matter how many employees they have or the environment they work in. By definition, ‘duty of…
1 Apr, 2022
Written by Alcumus PSM who have over 30 years’ experience in the Health & Safety sector The purpose of a risk assessment is to help to identify the significant hazards…
29 Mar, 2022
Working at height is both an environmental and task-based risk that has serious ramifications when it goes wrong. Falls from height remain one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities…
28 Jan, 2022
During a crisis, clear communication is key in keeping your employees calm, organised and safe. However, in an emergency situation, there is lots of chatter and speculation on messaging platforms…
5 Jan, 2022
This year, we will see the UK Government introduce new Protect Duty legislation, designed to improve the protection of publicly accessible places from terrorist attacks. The legislation is intended to ensure…
22 Nov, 2021
Every business leader knows, especially in the wake of the pandemic, that communicating with urgency and transparency in a crisis is absolutely essential. Not only does it help staff to…
27 Oct, 2021
Crisis events come in all shapes and sizes, and will have varying degrees of impact on businesses and their workforces. In some cases, the effect of a crisis will be…
8 Sep, 2021
Cencuswide (2020) have conducted research that reveals 75% of retail staff have encountered a scenario at work that made them feel at risk of physical abuse, 88% frequently feel unsafe…
5 Jul, 2021
Lone working is defined by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as people who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Ensuring the safety of lone workers is a constant…
21 Jun, 2021
For Managers How can I make sure my staff know how to use their devices properly? Every single user receives a training session before they start using their device, as…
9 Jun, 2021
Our comprehensive guide explains what lone working is, how to identify lone workers in your organisation and provides advice for anyone who employs lone workers on how to keep them…
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