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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

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    Making waves: nurturing young minds at sea

    A UK charity is helping young people with mental health issues to build self-confidence and trust through surfing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 June 2021

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    Time to report on climate change

    If more businesses publicly reported on the steps they are taking to adapt to the effects of climate change, the UK as a whole could become more resilient to the impact of global warming.

    By Alastair Chisholm, CIWEM on 04 June 2021

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    Human capital

    The United Nations (UN) published definition of sustainability is: “Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

    By Louise Hosking on 20 May 2021

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    Get comfortable: PPE for electrical hazards

    By Dr. Peter Wimmer on 01 April 2021

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    Star turn for Sodexo Justice Services

    “Everyone likes to have a good story to tell,” says Stenia Walker, deputy group head safety & risk at Sodexo Justice Services. “And the achievement of a Five Star Audit is exactly the best one. It demonstrates we operate at a high level – it is a well-recognised achievement within the wider safety community.”

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 May 2021

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    Money matters

    Financial worries can have a negative impact on both an employee’s general wellbeing and work performance, so it makes sense for employers to educate staff about the financial benefits available to them and how to manage their finances. Online platforms are one of the most effective ways of providing this advice.

    By Matt Stafford-Clack, Mercer Marsh Benefits Workplace Education on 03 May 2021