All Health and safety blog posts

Another massive fine for H&S breaches BUT no corporate manslaughter case – where is corporate manslaughter going?

On 4 September 2015, Hugo Boss UK Ltd were handed a £1.2 million fine for failing to discharge a duty under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (duty to others), and a breach of Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulat... Continue reading

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

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 whate... Continue reading

October deadline for new CDM Regulations

October sees a key date to ensure compliance with the revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 15).   CDM 15 came into force on 6 April 2015, aiming to streamline the management of health and safety for larger and/or... Continue reading

Growing demand for compliance-based elearning courses

L&D teams are increasingly buying-in ready-made learning resources, rather than creating their own, according to an annual survey by Video Arts, which reveals an upsurge in the use of off-the-shelf elearning and video content.  &nbsp... Continue reading

NHS’ £5m wellbeing initiative to cut £2.4bn sickness bill

Plans have been set out to reduce the NHS’ annual £2.4bn sickness bill, dealing primarily with the two largest causes of staff absence – mental health issues and musculoskeletal problems. The wellbeing initiative will include mea... Continue reading

NHS causes major data protection breach

The NHS Sexual Health Clinic in Soho that sent out a newsletter on Tuesday disclosing the names and email addresses of about 780 people has apologised and pledged to investigate how the breach occurred. This newsletter was for people using its sex... Continue reading

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