The Robens report, which established the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA), is 50 this year. Safety Management celebrates Robens’s achievements and considers if the Act needs refreshing in the face of huge social changes.
The pandemic has accelerated the demand for change and created opportunities to make work better. We have seen rising levels of mental ill health, a trend that is likely to be long lasting, particularly among younger and more disadvantaged employee groups.
By Louise Aston, Business in the Community on 18 March 2022
The health, safety and wellbeing of construction workers has been a focus of government and employer attention in recent years because of its critical importance to preventing accidents. A sign of the success of this focus is that fatal incidents in the sector are now at their lowest level.
Charlie HR, a firm which offers support packages for UK SMEs, introduced mental health or 'personal days' after a mental health audit revealed that half their team were using sick days to take time off for mental health reasons.
By Luula Abdulkadir, Charlie HR on 07 February 2022
Over the past 18 months we have seen some major changes in the world of work, with staff and employers having to adapt to staff working from home, and then returning to workplaces following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.
By Charlotte O’Kane, Pinsent Masons LLP on 28 January 2022