Returning to work can be a stressful time for both managers and employees. Organisations have to reorganise their workplaces and work processes to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Then, employers need to find solutions for how to effectively implement and monitor these new control measures, which are not easy tasks for any organisation in
Having employees work from home has always posed challenges to an organisation’s compliance. Now that homeworking is increasingly common and entrenched in the economy, these challenges are more widespread. And homeworking does not mean any lessening of an employer’s compliance responsibilities. For example, the HSE explicitly states that ‘As an employer, you have the same
Construction director jailed after employee killed by excavator The director of a Glasgow based construction company has been jailed after an employee was crushed to death by an excavator that he was operating. The director was using the excavator to lower cement and blocks into the hole at an excavation site where three of his
Engineering company fined after worker fatally injured An engineering company has been fined for breaching health and safety regulations after a 62-year old worker was struck and killed at the companies East Kilbride workshop. The employee in question was in the process of helping a colleague move piping from one part of the yard to
Monday, 16 September 2019 by Patrick Dervan
EssentialSkillz, a leading developer in the field of compliance-focused training and LMS solutions today announced that it received a 57 Net Promoter Score (NPS) in its recent client satisfaction survey. The NPS is a highly regarded metric that provides an indication of overall customer experience and loyalty. It is calculated by asking customers if
Friday, 19 July 2019 by Patrick Dervan
Work at home initiatives are on the rise, but the positive benefits they can offer employees and employers can often be offset by health and safety issues. We dive into 5 key questions that employers should consider to help reduce the risks involved in working from home. The modern workplace is quite different to what it
Builder imprisoned after three-year-old girl suffers head injuries A young girl in Brighton has been left with life-changing injuries after she was struck on the head by a falling piece of timber during a day out with her mother. The girl passed underneath a scaffolded area that was being used for a flat renovation project.
Two workers suffer finger amputation A joinery company has been fined after two workers experienced significant hand injuries on two separate occasions while using unsafe equipment. The first incident happened in 2017. A worker had two fingers on his right hand amputated while cutting timber on a sliding table that was unstable and which failed
Thursday, 09 May 2019 by Patrick Dervan
Choosing online training that’s right for your company, business or organisation is a big decision – for a number of reasons. Not only is it a vital part of complying with legislation, but training can also dictate how your employees operate safely, and can even play a role in defining your organisation’s identity and reputation.
Boy Sustains Life-Changing Injuries after Falling from Scaffolding A 12-year-old boy suffered severe injuries after he fell from scaffolding erected by an insulation contractor in Cwmbran, South Wales. The youngster and a friend managed to gain access to the structure through an unsecured ladder. After climbing to a height of 10 metres the ladder slipped,