Co-op body camera

    Can cameras save our shop workers from attack?

    As Christmas and New Year are expected to be flashpoints for violence in retail, we investigate whether body-worn cameras are effective at keeping staff safe.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 December 2023

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    Domestic abuse: why it IS your business

    As a survivor of domestic abuse, I know first-hand the importance of employers creating a workplace environment where employees feel able to disclose they are experiencing abuse – and offering suitable support and guidance.

    By Sharon Livermore, Domestic Abuse Education on 01 December 2023

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    How wearable tech helps reduce MSD and collision risks

    Artificial intelligence and wearable technology can now be used to assess and provide feedback on the ergonomic risks posed by high impact and repetitive tasks, making it quicker and easier to identify ways of improving training and work processes to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.

    By Graham Sharp, Stanley on 01 December 2023

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    Flying away from risks

    Unmanned drones could avoid the risk to life posed by using helicopters to carry out maintenance inspections of offshore wind farms. But much larger and more powerful models will need to be developed and approved for use to cope with the strong winds.

    By Robert Garbett, Founder, Drone Major Group Ltd, and Chairman, Drone Delivery Group on 01 March 2021

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    Stepping up to the standard

    When purchasing portable ladders it’s vital to check the equipment has been independently certified to meet the new BS EN 131 standard.

    By Francis Camilleri, Chairman, Ladder Association Technical Committee on 01 March 2021

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    A step up

    Guidance has been published to make it easier to communicate the essential messages for safe working at height to designers, clients, managers, supervisors and workers.

    By Access Industry Forum on 01 March 2021

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    How do we get people to change behaviours to improve safety on our roads?

    National Highways takes a variety of behavioural, social and physical factors into account when seeking to enable, engage and support people to drive safely on England’s motorways and major A-roads.

    By Deirdre O’Reilly, National Highways on 14 November 2023

    Brigade 2 Driver

    Fleet safety technology: a wealth of options

    The technology that can be fitted to heavy goods vehicles to reduce the risk they pose to vulnerable road users is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and also offers other benefits, such as helping businesses defend themselves from fraudulent insurance claims in the event of a collision in which their driver are blameless.

    By Emily Hardy, Brigade Electronics plc on 13 November 2023

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    Poor quality PPE and safety products: not just a Covid problem

    The problem of substandard safety products regularly made headlines during the Covid pandemic as poor quality and unusable products flooded the market, but the issue of substandard PPE and safety products existed long before Covid and remains a significant concern today.

    By Alan Murray, CEO, BSIF on 01 April 2023

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    Lone worker technology and video telematics: a powerful combination for driver safety

    Video telematics technology fitted to vehicles can now be combined with lone worker alarms so at-work drivers can immediately summon help in the event of problems like collisions, assaults, thefts and medical emergencies.

    By Sam Footer, SureCam on 09 November 2023