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    Stage fright: why UK unlocking is unnerving events workers

    After a year of restrictions, shutdowns and uncertainty, events are back on with full capacity audiences. But how are events workers feeling about their personal safety and how are employers responding?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 20 July 2021

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    Building a safer future

    Those in control of certain high-risk multi-occupied residential buildings will in future have to appoint a Building Safety Manager to oversee the fire and structural safety of the building.

    By Sofie Hooper, Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management on 05 July 2021

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    A helping hand

    For those responsible for fire safety within a building, ensuring appropriate action is taken to minimise risk in the workplace may seem like a daunting prospect.

    By Claire Wright, Fire Protection Association on 04 July 2021

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    Competence is key

    Selecting a provider of fire safety services who has been independently assessed and certificated to ensure their competence will help a business ensure it is properly managing fire safety risks.

    By Stephen Adams, BAFE Fire Safety Register on 12 July 2021

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    Dealing with diabetes

    Diabetes can pose serious health and safety risks at work, so it makes sense for employers to help their staff to effectively manage the condition, such as educating them about how diabetes can affect their ability to drive safely.

    By Kate Walker, Diabetes Safety Organisation on 05 July 2021

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    2021: Are we ready for hybrid working?

    Hybrid working is a popular new concept. But how are firms going to make it a success?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 June 2021

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    Body worn camera technology: protecting staff from attack

    Body worn cameras can reduce the risk of workers suffering violence and aggression from members of the public, making them an ideal protective tool in environments such as retail and healthcare.

    By Alasdair Field, Reveal on 15 June 2021

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    FCC Environment secures Five Star Audit in year of challenges

    After winning a string of awards from the British Safety Council in 2020, FCC Environment decided the time was ripe to enter the Five Star Audit, determined that the coronavirus pandemic would not stop progress.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 June 2021

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    Preview of COP26 and what it means for employers

    The decisions made by the international community at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow will eventually affect every business regardless of its size and location.

    By Dr Keith Whitehead, British Safety Council on 08 June 2021

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    Why businesses should save water

    Adopting simple water efficiency measures can save a business money and help cut global greenhouse gas emissions.

    By Dr Nathan Richardson, Waterwise on 07 June 2021