March 2016

  • A lot of the time when we’re considering potentially dangerous situations in the workplace, we talk about them in terms of hazards and risks. At first glance, these two words…

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  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 and the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 require employers to make an assessment of the risks that their employees…

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  • Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide or approximately one in 100 people (more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease combined) yet it is a very…

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  • According to the mental health charity MIND, mental health problems like anxiety, depression and unmanageable stress affect one in six British workers each year. In 2013, there were 8.2 million…

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  • Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. In addition to dealing with the diagnosis, prognosis and prospect of on-going treatment, people can often find it very hard to talk…

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  • In June 2014, new amendments to the Children and Families Act were passed, one of which gave all UK employees the right to request flexible working from their employer. Flexible…

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  • Most of us don’t need to be reminded of the significant health risks associated with smoking, such as: heart disease (the main cause of death amongst smokers); cancer (e.g. lung…

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  • In order for employers to be able to tackle sickness absence in the workplace, they need to be aware of staff sickness absence patterns. The best way to do this…

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  • Problems with stress are on the increase, so employers will need to become proficient at recognising the signs of escalating stress amongst employees and offering them support. Managers and employers…

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