As flames engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral this past April, such a tragedy emphasised the grim reality that no building is immune to the costly consequences of a fire. Review these lessons learned from past fire disasters to ensure your organisation is practising proper fire prevention and mitigation methods: Eliminate common causes—Try to eliminate commonly […]

There are a growing number of burglaries where unlawful entry to premises is gained through the walls of the building and not via the more usual route of doors and windows.  Both external walls and party walls connecting to neighbouring properties have been breached. This is a worrying trend but there are plans you can […]

Extreme heat can force the body into overdrive as it tries to stay cool through perspiration and evaporation. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation slows and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. During heat waves, which are extended periods […]

Heat Safety: The hot summer months can cause body temperatures to rise to unsafe levels, especially when combined with strenuous work. Outdoor workers are also vulnerable to heat-related illnesses since they spend long periods in direct sunlight. There are many types of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration and heat cramps. Each […]

Flooding can very easily affect YOU! Right now the Met office has issued amber and yellow weather warnings for England and Scotland. This is due to continuing and significant rainfall. The advice is that this severe weather could cause travel disruption and flooding. We could all be affected – so it is sensible to be […]

As the first anniversary of the GDPR going into effect approaches on 25th May, recent reports from Cisco revealed the wide range of benefits that compliant organisations have experienced over the past 12 months. While ensuring GDPR compliance may have felt like a tedious or unrewarding process within your workplace, the following statistics emphasise how […]

Within your manufacturing organisation, your employees work with a wide range of product parts and components each day. And although these small pieces may seem insignificant to the average person, your workforce possesses the unique skill set to manufacture these separate parts into a unified, high-quality product for consumer use. But what would happen if […]

In the midst of the GDPR and a growing risk of cyber-attacks across industry lines, your organisation has more than likely bolstered their cyber-security practices in the past year. But have all of your staff members received the message? Recent reports revealed that despite increased efforts and spending in the realm of reducing cyber-risk, over […]

As technology continues to advance in the workplace, it has become even more critical to ensure proper cyber-security measures within your organisation. And one of the best ways to ensure robust cyber-risk management practices is by staying updated on the latest cyber-threats. In the recently released European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) […]

Whether it be a slippery surface, damaged floor coverings (eg a rug or carpet), improperly stored equipment or a dimly lit area, a wide variety of hazards can contribute to slips, trips and falls in the workplace. What’s more, slips and trips take the top spot as the most common cause of work-related injury across […]