Blogs

23 Oct, 2020
The number of people working from home has steadily been on the rise for the last few years, with the Annual Population Survey (APS) showing around 1.7 million people in the UK…
16 Oct, 2020
In 2018, the UK Government reported that there were 31,720 child and family social workers employed by local authorities in England. The number of social workers visiting clients at home has increased…
25 Sep, 2020
Under the Equality Act 2010, the definition of a disability is a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on someone’s ability to do normal daily…
21 Sep, 2020
An increasing number of NHS staff work alone, for some or all of their day, in community settings such as patients’ homes or on outreach work. NHS Protect defines lone…
21 Aug, 2020
Driving is a common work task undertaken by a range of employees. Vehicles can be used on work sites to move people and materials, or on public roads as a…
5 Aug, 2020
In 2019, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) reported that the UK cleaning industry employs over 700,000 people and contributes over £24 billion to the economy. Cleaners are often categorised by working in…
21 Jun, 2020
Shift work is essential within many industries and services, whether this is down to the need of a continuous production cycle, 24/7 services such as our own Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) or…
1 Jun, 2020
It’s estimated that around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers which is roughly 1 in 8 adults. Social care workers enable people – particularly those who require some extra practical…
21 May, 2020
Generally, a remote area is a location that is a considerable time and distance from help. It can also present some challenging conditions. Getting to and from this area and…
21 Apr, 2020
Unfortunately, no matter how good an organisation’s personal safety policies and procedures are, it is still possible that a member of staff could find themselves in a situation with an…
24 Mar, 2020
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) is a piece of health and safety legislation that was updated in 2013. It introduced significant changes to the previous…
9 Mar, 2020
Whenever you work from home, whether it’s from a dedicated office space, a desk in the corner of the lounge or a spot at the dining room table, you’re likely…
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