Blogs

26 Jul, 2022
It is estimated that up to 8 million people in the United Kingdom are lone workers, that’s 22% of the UK working population.  Lone working is defined by the Health…
5 Jul, 2022
Mental illness, including conditions such as anxiety and depression, is the leading cause of sickness absence in the United Kingdom, with the HSE reporting that approximately 822,000 workers experienced mental…
28 Jun, 2022
Secured by Design, is the official UK Police flagship initiative, established by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in 1989, now known as the NPCC. It combines the principles…
21 Jun, 2022
In a poll for Personal Safety Day 2021, 62% of respondents said they have experienced, violence, abuse, or aggression during their commute. Additionally, a survey by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust found that…
16 Jun, 2022
Our landmark study into the perceptions of personal safety at work found that 6.8 million workers worry about their personal safety each week, while the majority of employers underestimate this…
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…
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