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The world has certainly not been the same since the first case of the global pandemic commonly referred to as COVID-19. Today, the coronavirus is the hot topic across most online news outlets and rightly so when you consider the rate at which this pandemic has spread across the world and within nations. It began as what was believed to be a minor outbreak in Wuhan, China in 2019 but has since become a global pandemic. Despite the tireless efforts [...]

According to the Health and Safety Executive, manufacturing is the third most dangerous industry in the UK. There are an average of 22 fatalities and 3,100 major injuries caused by workplace accidents a year, based on data gathered over the last five years. Contact with moving machinery is regularly up there as one of the main causes of fatal injuries. Workers also suffered injuries as a result of falling from height or being struck by a moving or falling object. According to RIDDOR, around 10% [...]

Promotional bags are simply normal bags designed with a company’s brand name. The main reason why companies prefer promotional bags is because it is a low-cost marketing method that exposes your business effectively. Most customers enjoy being gifted with bags because they are useful – they can be used to carry groceries, books, or even clothes. The more people carry your promotional bags, the more free exposure your brand gets. The advantages of these bags are that they can be [...]

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 [...]

Incorporating Vastu Shastra into Your Home after Your Trip to India On your last trip to India, you might have made a stop at the all too popular architectural magnificence that is the Taj Mahal. Perhaps you were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the impossibly beautiful rose and orange shades in the sky as the sun set. If you are that big on architecture, you might have stopped at the city of Chandigarh where architecture master, Le Corbusier, planned [...]