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David Sharp

AI in safety, health and wellbeing – the ethics, challenges and pitfalls

  • Wed 1st Jun 2022
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The impact of AI is often described in terms of extremes. On the one hand, it’s seen as a technological breakthrough to allow us to transcend the physical limits of our human bodies, which could let us live forever. On the other hand, the moment AI becomes intelligent enough to surpass us, it could be the end of humans and humanity altogether.

Clare Makowski

Psychological safety – trusting people to trust you as a business

  • Tue 17th May 2022
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Psychological safety – the belief that one can speak up without risk of punishment or humiliation – is long established as a crucial component to high-quality decision making, healthy group dynamics and interpersonal relationships. Whilst simple to understand when explained like that, so many of us are unclear on how to really ensure its presence in our organisations and what we are all responsible for in making it happen.

Kate Gardner - my health and safety journey

  • Wed 27th Apr 2022
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“What to you want to do when you leave school?” Become a nurse, was always my reply. “Oh, you’ll be good at that” was the automatic response from everyone, so why do I find myself writing this after spending most of my working career in health, safety and facilities management?

Jamie Robinson - my health and safety journey

  • Wed 27th Apr 2022
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I joined International Workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic and my role as health and safety trainer includes the delivery of IOSH Managing safety and NEBOSH General Certificate courses within commerce and industry.

Jane Patching – my health and safety journey

  • Wed 27th Apr 2022
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My health and safety journey began in 2014 when I was recruited from a quality auditing position into a health and safety role and subsequently studied for my NEBOSH General Certificate. This was an exciting challenge and I strongly believe my auditing background gave me a good platform to start from.

Mar 30

FM and sustainability: the social, environmental and commercial challenge

  • Wed 30th Mar 2022
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Sustainability is a huge topic – broad in scope, critical in importance, and replete with both opportunity and risk. In commercial terms, sustainability aims to achieve the balance between economic, environmental and social impacts through the effective management of resources while maximising organisational profitability.

Mar 30

67% of learners believe professional qualifications are worth it

  • Wed 30th Mar 2022
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A recent survey has found that two-thirds of employees believe that studying for professional qualifications enhances their career.

Mar 23

IOSH: draft law puts people and planet before profit

  • Wed 23rd Mar 2022
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The European Commission’s long-awaited proposal on corporate sustainability due diligence has been published. Under the draft law, companies with more than 500 employees will be required to prevent and mitigate harm to people and planet – such as child labour and pollution – throughout their global value chains.

Mar 16

Statutory sick pay changes will come into effect on 24 March

  • Wed 16th Mar 2022
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Businesses need to prepare for two major changes concerning statutory sick pay (SSP), which will take effect on 24 March.

Clare Makowski

Increases to National Minimum Wage rates from April 2022

  • Wed 9th Mar 2022
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Did you know the rates of the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase from the start of April 2022? Clare Makowski, HR Business Partner at International Workplace, looks at the increases that will come into force in April and the penalties for not paying your staff the correct wage.