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RICS publishes fire safety guide

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has published a clear and impartial fire safety guide to highlight the responsibilities of landlords and tenants in keeping properties safe. The short, easy-to-follow guide covers houses, apartments, f...


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Call for employers to create a mental-health-safe work environment

Employers need to create a work environment in which employees can talk about their mental health, according to new research carried out by TalkOut. In order to achieve that, attitudes towards mental health in the workplace need to change. The re...


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Call to scrap sick pay minimum earning threshold

One in ten female workers don’t earn enough to qualify for statutory sick pay, according to new TUC analysis published on 4 October. The analysis shows that 1.4 million women employees earn less than £118 a week – the qualifying...


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Work is creating mental health issues for two in five employees

A report released by Business in the Community (BITC), in partnership with Mercer Marsh Benefits and BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team, Mental Health at Work 2019 – Time to Take Ownership, shows that most employers do not acknowledge or...


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Labour announces plans to break the stigma of the menopause at work

Speaking at the Labour Party conference on 21 September, Dawn Butler MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, announced that the next Labour government will require all large employers to introduce a menopause workplace policy to ...


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Virtual reality can help predict workers’ behaviour during emergency evacuations, research shows

Virtual reality can provide valuable insights into workers’ behaviour during emergency evacuations and may improve safety awareness, new research has shown. Researchers from the University of Nottingham, funded by the Institution of Occupat...