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Getting stressed working at home

For the most of us, being at work is good for your mental health. Working provides a sense of belonging, worthiness, intellectual stimulation and social interaction.

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Get ahead with health and safety management during Covid-19

At least once week I hear the complaint that staff do not have time for health and safety tasks, particularly the administrative ones.

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Health and safety isn’t always about legal compliance, it is making a judgement based on circumstances

In response to the Government advice that people work at home if they can, the HSE have updated their guidance for home workers. The key concerns being lone working, use of display screen equipment (DSE), stress and mental health. 

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Keeping the kids entertained now school is finished!

As the nation slowly starts to shut down, many families are finding themselves in Coronavirus-induced isolation.

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Working remotely – Workstation guidance

During the time that you will be working from home it is important that your home workstation is set up so that you can achieve a comfortable position and avoid aches and discomfort.

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Grenfell aftermath new building safety Government guidance

Following the devastating aftermath of Grenfell Tower back in June 2017, where 72 people died, attention was largely focused on the materials in the building’s cladding; ACM cladding.

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Coronavirus update

As of last night, over 31,000 people worldwide have been reported as infected with 2019-nCoV coronavirus of which 638 have died. So far, all but two of the fatalities have been in mainland China with the others being in the Philippines and Hong Kong.

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New coronavirus causing more concerns

Further to my insight from last week, confirmed cases of this outbreak have risen to over 7,700 and led to 170 deaths, as of this morning. Evacuations and travel restrictions are also continuing to grow as countries around the World – including the UK - look to repatriate citizens caught in infected areas.

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New coronavirus causing concerns

What looks like an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus, believed to have started around Wuhan in China, has seen cases rise and spread over recent days. So far 9 people have died and over 470 people have been infected with the virus across various parts of China, according to press reports, and new cases have been reported in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the USA.

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Increases in Legionella cases another climate change outcome?

The average number of reported/notified cases of Legionnaires’ disease in England and Wales over the last 15 years is approximately 350. Results year on year have been variable however, with 2011 recording the lowest incidence (235 cases) and 2018 the highest (814 reported/notified cases) according to Public Health England figures. But why such differences?

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Senior management health and safety training on the up!

The year is not two weeks old and already we’ve planned and delivered three sessions of Director/senior management health and safety training and have a number more in process.

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Another year, another decade and more change

For me, it doesn’t feel that long since the start of the new millennium and yet this week it was 20 years ago. Conversely, it also feels that considerable and significant change has been packed into these last two decades from a health, safety and environmental perspective.

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