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Business traveller safety: employers could do more to ensure staff is safe

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Three fifths of business travellers think that their employers could do more to ensure their travel is safe according to a new survey by Opinium. Survey finds only 22% given travel briefings to minimise exposure to risk A quarter (23%) say their employer lets them do their own travel research on business travel destinations 61% […]

Safest day to work in an office? Wednesday

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Workers looking for the lowest virus transmission risk day of the week to go into the workplace should go in on a Wednesday according to findings from an Air Quality Index launched by smart building platform Infogrid. The findings show that only a quarter of working days in 2022 have had a ‘low’ virus transmission risk, […]

HOW TO: Make your office feel safe again

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With the recent news that Boris Johnson has dropped the work from home guidance with immediate effect, offices across the UK are now back open for business. But many workers may find it daunting to be back in a different territory after a long time remote working, with searches for ‘can I refuse to go […]

Only a quarter of workers given extra PPE when returning to the workplace

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As employees have been slowly returning to workplaces after furlough and working from home, businesses have had their work cut out to ensure safety measures are still up to date after the break, as well as keeping employees reassured about their covid 19 risks. With 22.5% of UK workers having suffered a workplace accident in […]

FUN FACT: Fewer Brits wash their hands than before the pandemic…

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Research released by Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that fewer people wash their hands after visiting a public washroom now, than in 2018. Today’s findings come in spite of a government public information campaign that focused on handwashing to help prevent and slow the spread of Coronavirus throughout the pandemic. Just two thirds (66%) of […]

UK workers ‘feel 81% safe in their workplace’

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With many office workers adapted to working from home for over a year, returning to the office is like stepping back into unfamiliar territory and is bound to make you feel uneasy if safety isn’t taken seriously. The Compensation Experts have revealed the attitudes towards safety in the workplace now that more workers are returning […]

London: The worst city in England for restaurants hygiene?

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Despite the pandemic, food hygiene officials have continued to inspect restaurants and businesses around the country – which helps you sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to picking venues for meetings and entertaining. Ranging from go-to coffee shops to our favourite takeaways there were numerous one-star hygiene ratings for certain chain restaurants […]

Your WFH desk is three times dirtier than a toilet seat, say boffins

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Over the past year, our working from home desk set up has been getting a lot of use. But do you know how many germs are lingering on our workspaces? When did you last clean your office or home desk? Even though it might look clean, many people neglect to thoroughly scrub and disinfect their […]

Returning to the office? Here’s how to not get injured!

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After nearly 18 months of working from home, offices across the UK are now back open for business. With so many of us looking forward to catching up with colleagues and resume meetings face-to-face but this can also seem daunting to be in a different territory after a long time remote working. Due to not […]

Don’t get sued! Is your business set up for a post-Covid world?

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With lockdown restrictions set to ease from  19 July, it’s important that businesses make sure they’re set up for a post-Covid world and aren’t putting themselves at risk of being taken to court. Here Tom Moyes, a Partner in the Employment team at Blacks Solicitors, discusses everything that business owners should be aware of now […]

1 in 5 employers do not offer any form of support for newly ill or injured staff

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Twenty per cent of employers do not offer any form of support for newly injured, ill or disabled staff. Of the four in five who do offer support for this group, on average they only facilitate three types of support for staff in this position, when in fact a much broader range is required to […]

Third of workers concerned their offices aren’t Covid secure

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A survey of 5,000 staff who have been working from home during the pandemic found that two fifths (43 per cent) admit to now suffering from ‘WFH fatigue’. With restrictions ending on July 19, the typical office worker wants to go into the office between two and three days per week. But 60 per cent […]

Duty of Care – Inspiring employees in a post-COVID-19 workplace

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At some point over the next few months, employers will be able to reopen offices and welcome back employees. But while some individuals will be chomping at the bit and desperate for face to face contact with long-lost colleagues, others will understandably need to be coaxed back. The office space will take on a new […]

Reusable PPE Could Save Your Business Thousands

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) has become an essential part of the workplace for many businesses. It provides support for staff and customers, along with social distancing and other COVID-secure utilities, to ensure that everyone is safe during the pandemic. Wearing face masks is an important issue for many during the pandemic. The World Health Organisation […]

90% admit to boozing while working from home

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Can you stop your staff from drinking on the job? It appears that there has been an increase in the amount of alcohol being consumed at home since the pandemic began. But the worry for many employers is that staff are drinking on the job while working from home, and one health and safety company […]

Ensure staff and patient safety through certified PPE

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ASAP Innovations outlines the cost of fake PPE and how distributors and purchasers can identify fraudulent products. Following a raft of stories this year on fake Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that doesn’t protect users, and untold millions that have been spent on said products; leading glove and face mask manufacturer, ASAP Innovations advises distributors and purchasers on […]

Don’t let company cars sit idle this winter 

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Venson helps drivers keep cars ticking over – whatever the weather or COVID brings this winter. As the UK enters winter in tiered lockdown, Venson urges businesses to work with company car and fleet drivers to ensure vehicles are winter ready. Whilst company cars may not be on the road so much this winter, just […]

WATCH AGAIN: PA Life LIVE – Returning to a new normal in the office

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If you weren’t able to join us for the PA Life LIVE digital conference last week, we’ll be posting the sessions here to allow you watch them at your own leisure. Returning to a New Normal in the Office: Blended Teams, Flexible Working and Safeguarding Your Staff, was a panel session sponsored by Briefingline, with expert […]