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5 Steps to Promote Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted on 11th January 2017

5 Steps to Promote Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

In her speech at the Charity Commission the Prime Minister, Theresa May, outlined a range of mental health reforms.  Amongst the measures announced, Mrs May confirmed that employers and organisations would be given additional training in supporting staff who need to take time off.

While there was no word on timing or funding for either the training or any mental health related absences, our advice to employers is that prevention is better than cure.

7 Safety Practices You Cannot Ignore - What does your business need to do?

Posted on 3rd November 2016

7 Safety Practices You Cannot Ignore - What does your business need to do?

All employers, regardless of industry or size, have a legal duty to implement Health and Safety Management to ensure their employees remain safe.

When running a small business, there is so much to think about and health and safety responsibilities are often viewed as just another added burden, but ensuring you have a few valuable safety practices in place can avoid costly fines, fees in the future and working days lost. 

Protecting your Outdoor Workers in the Sun

Posted on 1st July 2015

Protecting your Outdoor Workers in the Sun

The sunshine is here at last and whilst we all enjoy the warmer weather there are a number of important issues you need to consider as an employer.  During the summer months, if you employ outdoor workers you have a legal obligation to protect them from the sun.

Under Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, you have a duty of care to provide staff with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sun protection falls within this category.