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Fire safety guidance – what you need to know

Those of us who work in safety – and particularly in fire safety – have learned to see fire risk on a continuum. There really is only a small degree of difference between a toaster burning out and the kind of catastrophe that brings ab...


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Ensuring your fire risks are adequately managed

The recent shocking fire in Grenfell Tower, London should have focused the minds of all persons undertaking fire risk assessment works in the UK. As fire risk assessors, this incident should make us review what we look at and what we take into con...


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Back to the classroom: an insider view

What’s it like to return to formal study after a long break? What can you do to make it easier for yourself when you’re studying while you work? Heidi Thompson, Head of Learning and Development at International Workplace, provides some...


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Too hot to work? Keeping employees safe in the sun

We’ve seen the beginnings of summer in recent weeks and, as temperatures soar (and drop again!) many workers are spending days in unbearably warm offices or working outdoors in the blazing sunshine. This is a significant health and safety is...


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Asperger’s Syndrome – making adjustments to recruitment processes

A recent case considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has highlighted the need for employers to be flexible when it comes to recruitment practice, emphasising that one size should definitely not be made to fit all. Asperger’s Syn...


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How will AI (Artificial Intelligence) affect employment law?

Around 30% of jobs may be at high risk of automation by the early 2030s, according to PwC’s latest UK Economic Outlook report. Transportation and storage, manufacturing and wholesale, and retail are the sectors most at risk, w...