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IWFM COVID-19 Response Award shortlist announced

The IWFM has announced the shortlist for its extra addition to this year's IWFM Impact Awards 2020 – The COVID-19 Response Award. Due to the high level of interest in this special category and the sheer range of projects and stories, the jud...


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Charity launches free domestic abuse advice line for businesses

A new advice line for businesses supporting employees experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse has been launched by domestic abuse charity Hestia. One in four women and one in six men will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lifetim...


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NEBOSH virtual classroom course special offer ends soon

The early bird special offer for International Workplace's autumn NEBOSH National General Certificate course programme runs out tomorrow (Friday 18 September). The course is delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams. Live online tutor seminars an...


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Post-COVID commute is employees’ biggest worry

Employees worried about returning to the office post-lockdown are most concerned about work-life balance and the daily commute, rather than their health, according to research from absence intelligence company e-days. Whereas only a quarter of em...


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Lifts and escalators in the workplace: making them COVID-safe

Lifts and escalators are essential to many offices, particularly in taller buildings. The need for social distancing during a pandemic reduces the number of passengers that can use a lift, and may ultimately limit the occupancy of a building. But,...


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Coronavirus highlights health and safety inequality

The UK is one of the safest places to work in the developed world, with low levels of workplace fatalities compared to its European neighbours. This is true even when adjusting for the fact UK workers may be less likely to work in traditionally da...