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The best masks for respiratory disease protection

25 November 2022

Workers’ health should be linked to sustainable goals.

18 November 2022

IOSH warns the government against weakening health and safety rights.

16 November 2022

While organisations may be tempted to purchase cheap safety boots for their workers, it has been revealed that this can comprise worker safety

28 October 2022

Unsuitable Ear Defenders Cause £300,000 Compensation Claim

A former soldier has been awarded compensation of £300,000 after suffering permanent hearing damage caused by ill-fitting ear defenders.

13 October 2022

New Research Into Covid-19 Transmission:

Planned research by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) aims to discover how Covid-19 is transmitted in the workplace.

6 October 2022

Fatal Consequences of Wearing Loose Fitting Work Boots

A roofing company owner has been given a suspended sentence after a worker fell from a ladder to their death. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told the court that the cause of the fatal accident was a badly secured ladder and loose-fitting work boots worn by the worker.

22 September 2022

Many work environments can pose potential risks to vision, demonstrated by the 800,000 eye injuries that occur in workplaces around the world every year. 

24 August 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we work in many ways. 

Government guidance for well over a year has advised that those who can work from home, should work from home. However, despite the pandemic, life still has to go on – and with this comes the need for in-home workers, such as maintenance staff and support workers.

26 May 2021

This article provides guidance on the flood risk to your property or site when applying for planning permission. The content is neither exhaustive nor prescriptive, but you must demonstrate to your Local Planning Authority (LPA) that you have considered and taken steps to manage flood risk as part of your development proposal. By the end of this concise guide, you’ll be able to carry out a simple flood risk assessment yourself.

11 May 2021

As COVID-19 lockdown measures ease across the country, employers must plan how employees can safely return to work. There are two main considerations to make: adhering to the latest government guidelines on COVID-19 and taking the correct steps to ensure that employees maintain social distancing in the workplace at all times.

This article explains how employees can maintain social distancing in the workplace, ensuring a safe, COVID-secure return to work.

3 May 2021


Many work environments can pose potential risks to vision, demonstrated by the 800,000 eye injuries that occur in workplaces around the world every year. Risks can come in many forms and settings, from irritation caused by metal shavings on a construction site to over-exposure to a screen in an office.

Particularly in high-risk environments, our eyes can be damaged irreparably by machines and chemicals, among other hazards. Safety eyewear is usually employed in these environments, but too often protective prescription eyewear is forgotten – potentially leaving workers vulnerable to injury.

2 April 2021