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None of us leave home expecting to be injured in an accident that was not your fault, but it happens to many thousands of innocent victims every year. It could be in a road traffic accident, an accident at work, you slipped or tripped, medical negligence or had an accident in a public place. Wherever you go and whatever you are doing, someone is accountable for your safety and well-being. If you are one of the unfortunate people that [...]

The Health and Safety (HSE) farm inspection initiative designed to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on farms from falling from height incidents. Health and Safety initiative to improve agricultural safety standards The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is embarking on a programme of farm inspections in a drive to reduce the number of falls from height that have resulted in injuries and fatalities in the agricultural sector. The inspections are designed to ensure farm workplaces are taking adequate steps [...]

There’s over 10 million people registered as having a disability in the UK and employers have a responsibility to provide facilities for disabled people in the workplace. The equality act of 2010 legislates that employees with disabilities, share exactly the same employment rights as other workers. This act also states that employers are expected to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ within the workplace with regards to access and facilities for disabled staff. There’s the obvious changes which need to be made, such [...]

Everyone knows asbestos is dangerous, but not everyone thinks it’s something that could impact them or their business. Exposure to asbestos can have quite complex and severe effects on the body. There’s an increased likelihood of laryngitis, fluid in the lungs, portions of the lungs becoming airless, and an aggressive lung cancer called mesothelioma, which usually takes 40-50 years to show symptoms. In March 2014, mesothelioma victims who “can’t trace a liable employer” were able to claim compensation packages of £123,000 [...]

Being a self-employed tradesman in the UK, it makes a lot of sense to get public liability insurance to protect yourself from heavy legal costs, should a client, third party or general public member sue you for personal injuries or damages to their property. Some of the top UK insurance companies providing self-employed liability cover, can offer coverage for up to £5 million (depending on the level of cover desired), so that you have financial protection from claims filed against [...]

The warehouse at the best of times can be a very dangerous environment. At any given moment, the risk of accidents and injuries lurk in places you might not deem it possible to have an accident! However, with the help of Boplan, they can offer you a variety of safety implements to ensure your warehouse is as safe as it can be. Clearly lit and clutter-free fire exits, excellent housekeeping and up-to-date Health and Safety policies are just some of [...]

Every employer is tasked with the responsibility of providing an ideally healthy and safe environment for their staff. Whether you run a factory, an office facility or even a beauty salon, it is important to abide by the industry best practices for the health and safety of your workers. The UK’s Health and Safety Work Act (HSWA) of 1974 states that the Health and Safety Executive with (local authorities) are responsible for enforcing the Act (and many other related Acts), [...]

What is CMS? A content management system is a computer application that supports the creation and modification of digital content. What CMS systems are out there? Some popular content management systems include Joomla, Drupal and SharePoint.  This infographic will take you through the benefits that you must know about CMS, if you are thinking about implementing it into your business. There are some great advantages on using CMS, these are listed down on this very educational infographic. Please take a look [...]

Wolverine, Iron man, Spiderman and the Hulk all working in a warehouse? Who says miracles don’t happen. If you own a warehouse you probably know how hard it can be to find the right employees as it is not an easy job for anyone to do and it can sometimes be quite physical. Imagine if your whole workforce was entirely made up of superheroes how much easier would life be. Now you can, PeopleVox have created this infographic to [...]

Collecting employee data has never been more important to employers. In a security-conscious culture, it’s an important part of the vetting process, which can be ongoing as promotions enable access to more sensitive company data. HR needs data to manage equalities monitoring and to keep track of any special employee support needs. But data leaks can place employees at risk, and in this age of cyber warfare, that’s an ever-increasing problem. In making data more secure, it is first [...]