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Kate Gardner

Why bother with refresher training for employees?

  • Tue 10th Jan 2017
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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Most people feel refresher training can be dull and part of a ‘tick box procedure’ that fills them with dread, trying to remember whether they had received the original training. Training is meant to be effective and memorable and refresher training shouldn’t be any different.

Jane Patching

Unbearably cold office? Your legal duties explained

  • Tue 13th Dec 2016
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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Winter is truly upon us and as temperatures drop, some employees are spending their days in uncomfortably cold workplaces. For employers, this is a vital issue that needs to be addressed. While heating can be costly, the price of not meeting your legal duties when it comes to workplace temperature could be higher.

Nov 29

Chemical company fined £3m after the release of toxic vapour cloud on two separate occasions

  • Tue 29th Nov 2016
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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A chemical company has been sentenced after one worker was killed and another left with life-changing injuries when they were overcome by a toxic vapour cloud. A little over 16 months later there was another incident involving the same toxic chemical.

Kelly Mansfield

The importance of being fair

  • Tue 1st Nov 2016
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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The observance of World Values Day in October has raised greater awareness of the importance of good values – not just as individuals but as teams and managers in the workplace.

Jamie Robinson

Reducing Accidents at Work

  • Tue 26th Jul 2016
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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Accidents and similar incidents at work always seem to come attached with the ‘not in my workplace’ attitude. Even if one hasn’t occurred in your workplace as of late, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t occurring elsewhere.

Jane Patching

Ten top tips to ensure the safety of employees during the summer months

  • Tue 12th Jul 2016
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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School holidays are just around the corner, along with the hot weather (we hope). The traditional summer silly season will soon be upon us, but while we remain in the workplace, the hot weather does raise safety and wellness issues to consider, and highlights actions that need to be taken.

Kate Gardner

CDM 2015, are you “competent” to work in construction?

  • Tue 6th Oct 2015
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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6 October sees the implementation of every aspect of CDM 2015 to construction in the UK, without exception. The underlying emphasis by HSE in its goal to secure health and safety in construction is to ensure everyone at every level, and whatever the task, is “competent”.

Kate Gardner

ISO 14001:2015 Final Draft is published

  • Tue 7th Jul 2015
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of ISO 14001:2015 has now been published. This is the final stage in the revision journey and organisations can be confident that the information contained in the FDIS will be in line with the final version of the Standard which is expected in September 2015.

Lee Calver

Do you know the employment rights of employees working abroad?

  • Tue 27th Jan 2015
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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We are increasingly in a mobile world where staff move from one country to another as part of their normal working life; where international assignments are becoming the ‘norm’; and where employers need to be aware of which legislation and jurisdictions cover these staff on such appointments.

Kelly Mansfield

Employee motivation ‘key to productivity’

  • Tue 20th Jan 2015
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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A global study in 2013 revealed that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. The 142-country study on the ‘State of the Global Workforce’ found that the majority of workers across the world (63%) are “not engaged”, meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary efforts in organisational goals or outcomes.