Advice & Guides

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slip, trip and fall accidents account for almost 30% of all reported non-fatal work accidents every year. That’s around 220,000 slip trip and fall accidents a year, making slips, trips and falls on the same level (as opposed to falls from a height, which are treated separately for statistics purposes) the most common types of accident at work by some distance. When compared with other types of accidents at work, such as [...]

If you’re going to market your brand to would-be customers, then you need to do a little bit of storytelling. If they can imagine themselves using your products and benefitting from them, then they’re already most of the way there to becoming local customers. But as well as products and services, modern businesses are also selling themselves and their ideals, because these are the things which make brand loyalty easier to foster. And the easiest way for a brand to [...]

Work from the office? Work from home? It is quite irrelevant when speaking about staying organized. We have entered a new era when it comes to work. Most people who can do their job from home are now required to do so. There is no reason why this should entirely change once the pandemic goes away. New studies and research showed that employees working from home are more efficient. That should convince managers to keep their employees at home, [...]

When it comes to fleet management, health and safety should be a major concern. Although it can occasionally get lost amongst the complexities and logistics involved in running a large and active fleet, ensuring that all health and safety requirements are adhered to is crucial to limit the potential for issues further down the line. In this article, we explore some of the most important health and safety concerns that fleet managers should be considering on a day to day [...]

What is Damp Proofing? Damp Proofing is a common concept used to identify techniques and procedures in mitigating moisture that has developed inside the walls and floors and into the internal structure of the building. Dampness is seen in many old properties that may have been built without even a damp-proof membrane. However, some of the modern buildings still face this issue due to water leakage, excessive flooding, temperature changes, and so on. It is vital to include a damp proof specialist [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]