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All workplaces have hazards, and the office is no exception. Although a risk assessment of the typical office is likely to find fewer threats and problem areas than in a manufacturing unit or workshop, this is no reason for employers to be lax. Poor housekeeping in an office environment can lead to both everyday health concerns and increased risk of a major incident such as a fire. Additionally, following best practice can lead to increased efficiency and productivity and as such is extremely cost-effective. Fire safety With any [...]

The study, which was conducted by property maintenance specialist Aspect, who provide highly trained London electricians to private and commercial customers, found that 83% of people consider their workplace to be unpleasant. Most of the complaints were surrounding physical comfort, like uncomfortable temperatures or lack of ventilation. Amenities were also found to be sub-standard, particularly the state of decor like carpets, fixtures and fittings, plus the condition of toilet facilities. Aside from the most common issues identified, other more surprising ones came to light, including things such [...]

This year the government of the United Kingdom replaced the Feed-In Tariff, or FIT program, with the new Smart Export Guarantee. FIT had been in place since 2010 to encourage businesses and homeowners to invest in small-scale renewable energy sources. Since the launch of FIT, installations reduced significantly but it was still very successful. So much so that the government claimed that it achieved its goal and renewables could now be deployed without market support. According to the site MoneyPug, where experts find you the best [...]

Undertaking any renovations in major cities like London creates a list of additional safety considerations which must be taken before work begins. This can cause a real headache for ambitious home renovators and project managers, who want to get everything moving quickly and efficiently. However, by having a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations that surround home renovation projects on busy streets, you will be able to quickly know when additional considerations and measures need to be taken. Ultimately saving you a lot of time, confusion [...]

Workers’ compensation originated in Europe in the 19th century as a direct result of the growing power of the industry and the rise of the industrial age. The first country to introduce the concept of employer liability (the precursor to Workers’ compensation) was Germany. Switzerland and England followed the example. Workers’ Compensation, United States’ answer to employer liability first appeared early in the 20th century. Mississippi was the last state to adopt workers’ compensation laws in 1948. This was 75 [...]

If you suffer from pain in your heel, the bottom of your foot or along the instep, chances are have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a common reason for heel and foot pain. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick, fibrous tissue located on the bottom of the foot, becomes inflamed and symptomatic. What causes plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis results when breakdown of the tissue exceeds the body’s ability to repair it. Possible causes include: • Altered [...]

If you value the safety of your workforce, then you’ll want to be constantly improving the environment that they work in. Working to keep the office safe is more than just about compliance, as you can hope to keep your workers happy and valued. Record Incidents A safety incident is never pleasant but it serves as a good teaching moment. Recording all of the details of these will allow you to take action to stop them from happening again. All too [...]

The UK personal injury claim industry is split into four main sectors, most claims fitting within one of them. Road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, medical negligence and accidents in public places are the usual categories but of course there will always be some claims that do not fit any of them for one reason or another. Road Traffic Accidents There are about 250,000 reported road traffic accidents each year in the UK, although it is estimated a truer figure for a [...]

What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? Supply Chain Management solutions or SCM is when businesses actively manage overall supply chain activities to help maximize customer value and maintain a competitive advantage. Nowadays, good supply chain management (SCM) is a critical part of any firm or business. It helps boost levels of customer service by ensuring that the right quantity and product assortment is delivered in a timely fashion. This makes SCM an integral part of any modern business and getting it [...]

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 [...]