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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 [...]

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 [...]

The age-old saying ‘time is money’ hits hard when it comes to running a business. And, when it comes to systems and software you need to make sure you have everything in place so that when your employees log on they can maximise the time they are paid to work without too many glitches or costly calls to the IT department. To help you get your systems streamlined for 2018, we have put together some top tips. So, whether you’re [...]

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 [...]

It’s a given in the removals industry that we deal with some pretty heavy objects, which have to be transported in some pretty difficult to reach places. At Richardson Moving & Storage, we have transported everything from antiques, to Grand Pianos, to gravestones – so we have experience in moving almost everything, with time spent considering the risks of each individual move. This means that Health & Safety is a crucial part of our everyday work, it’s something which [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]