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Sitting or standing at work: preventing musculoskeletal disorders

The period of lockdown may have meant for some that they have been doing much less exercise, spent more time sitting in front of a computer, the TV, or reading a book. But it’s not only during lockdown that this lack of mobility is an issue....


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Preparing to reopen your business after lockdown: health and safety must come first

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on that some lockdown restrictions will be lifted and those that cannot work from home should be encouraged to return to work, certain businesses will be preparing to reopen. But, occupational heal...


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Back to the office after lockdown – but do employees want to return?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that those who are unable to work from home should now be encouraged to go back to work, so it seems we are on the – albeit slow – road to the return to the office. But, have these last few we...


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Government to release guidance to get people back to work

The government is expected to release a series of papers this week that will lay out how it plans to safely and gradually restart the economy. Last week it invited businesses, trade bodies, unions and other workers representatives to offer their v...


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No one should return to work without “tough new measures” on safety, says TUC

The TUC is calling on government to introduce tough new measures to ensure that, before lockdown restrictions are eased, all employers assess the risks of their staff returning to work outside the home. In a new report, the TUC outl...


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Returning to work from lockdown – preparing your workplace and workforce

Over the next few weeks, as certain restrictions are lifted and some people start to return to work, building managers will be putting in place various measures to reassure inhabitants that their working environments are safe. Businesses will be ...