Advice & Guides

OSHA violations, in the popular mind, are a damning indictment of the company, a scarlet letter that indicates that the company has a complete disregard for employee safety. In reality, the most common OSHA violations are relatively minor or issues that raise risks for employees but are not outright dangerous. That said, OSHA violation fines spiked 80% in the final years of the Obama administration, so it is costly to receive even a minor one. OSHA violations can have [...]

Safety in the workplace is an extremely important matter in all different professions, but it’s not often one that gets employees excited. “Many employers are on the lookout for ways to make this topic more fun and inspiring.” states Health and Safety expert, Shannon Mills, from HSE.gov. So we’ve listed five simple ways for you to turn safety training into less of a drag while ensuring that your employees are taking in all the important information. Try and be concise As [...]

Any business owner or manager will know that taking care of a business’s most important asset – its valuable employees – needs to be right at the top of the agenda. Every company in every industry faces its own unique problems and challenges in promoting a safety culture, but for people working either wholly or partially outdoors, there is a whole new set of considerations to bear in mind. Those working outside are in an environment that contains more unknown [...]

Are your staff becoming lazy? Do you think they are producing low quality results at work that do not match to previous results? If you are answering yes to both these questions, you need to take action and provide your staff with a burst of fresh air to boost their motivation in work. There are a few steps to follow to boost your staff morale and to getting your staff back to producing consistent high quality work results, do [...]

Whatever kind of business you run, one of the most important assets you have is your workforce. They ultimately have a bigger influence on the success or failure of your company than any other factor. The relationship between a company and its employees is almost symbiotic – each needs the other to survive and thrive. All of these are grandiose reasons for telling you something that you should already know intuitively. A business needs to look after its people, and [...]

Managing rapid growth is a problem many business owners hope they will face one day, but growth can present you with some tough puzzles to solve. Overworked staff members are constantly calling for reinforcements, but payroll expenses can quickly spiral out of control. Here are some of the most common solutions to handle expansion without adding permanent staff. Invite Feedback From Front-Line Staff Are there ways to reduce the workload for your existing staff? Support staff and front-line personnel are often painfully [...]

The internet alone contains many locksmiths that aren’t as legitimate as they seem. They may have little or no knowledge in master key cutting or lock picking and instead are after your money, your keys and even your identity! In the US it is thought that up to 95% of online Locksmiths online are in some way bogus. In the UK, the same scams exist however we are universally regulated by the MLA, while licensing in the USA is only [...]

With the Rental Property Market in the South East of the UK positively booming, those with second properties or a selection of small properties are finding more instant and appealing ways to advertise their listings. Huge, interactive comparison websites in the property market now offer free listings for both buying and rental, even seeing estate agents around the country utilising this tool to its full potential. The House Shop are a sleek, modern, online sales and rental site, that [...]

When it comes to building a new orangery, conservatory or garden room, there are numerous health and safety issues to consider. It is, after all, highly important that you consider the health and safety aspects of your orangery before building it. That way, you will enjoy the benefits of your new extension, without worrying too much about coming into any harm or causing any accidents. Health and safety issues during the construction process Just as with any building project, there are [...]

At its heart, professional stores management is about process and order and when done properly can make a significant impact on the financial performance in a manufacturing organisation. With the right system in place, manufacturers can ensure that they maximise production whilst minimising stockholding and wastage. Utilising Just In Time (JIT) techniques coupled with professional stores management firms can see massive efficiency and productivity gains. How should stores be organised for maximum efficiency? Professionally managed Stores typically have a reliable process and [...]