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Striking a balance: Navigating the office temperature debate

Two in five people have found themselves engaged in workplace-based conflict over office temperature. Jason Webb, Managing Director at Electronic Temperature Instruments outlines the legal requirements, the standards, and the measures needed to provide optimal comfort Legally, there is no ...

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Workforce health, safety and wellbeing should be at the heart of economic growth, says British Safety Council

Ahead of a UK General Election expected this year, British Safety Council has published a manifesto containing policies to support better productivity and growth as well as ensure a healthier, safer and happier workforce. The UK lost an estimated 32.5 ...

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New campaign dedicated to promoting safe working at height launches

The No Falls Foundation, the first and only UK-based charity for the work at height sector, is launching its first ever ‘No Falls Week’, a powerful campaign dedicated to promoting safe working at height. Taking place between 13 and 17 ...

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HSL Compliance acquires Durham technology firm

Environmental compliance services provider, HSL Compliance has acquired Durham-based technology company Plexus Innovation to enhance its market-leading water safety services. HSL Compliance helps its clients to comply with health and safety legislation and create safe environments for people to live and ...

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Assurity Consulting prepared for future growth

Celnor Group, a specialist in testing, inspection, certification, and compliance (TICC), acquired a majority share of Assurity Consulting Ltd, the UK’s leading independent workplace health, safety, and environmental compliance consultancy. This new ownership structure will provide long term stability, additional ...

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New HSE campaign emphasises legal duties to manage asbestos

Buildings that people use in their daily lives, such as workplaces, schools and hospitals are the focus of a new campaign to keep people safe from asbestos. Launched at the beginning of this week ‘Asbestos: Your Duty’ aims to improve ...

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Access Industry Forum calls for a change to workplace injury reporting

The Access Industry Forum (AIF), the forum that represents the principal work at height trade associations and federations, is calling for clearer reporting of workplace accidents in a bid to save lives. As newly released Health & Safety Executive (HSE) ...

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Listen to your frontline workers to improve performance and safety

UK businesses are being urged to listen more to their workers as they spot issues quickly and have ideas about how to solve them, but aren’t being consulted by management. Two-thirds (65 per cent) of frontline workers in the UK ...

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Applications now open for International Safety Awards 2024

The annual British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards, which recognise an organisation’s commitment to excellent standards of health, safety and wellbeing management are now open for applications. In 2023, 773 organisations of all sizes, types and sectors won an International ...

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Building Safety Alliance invites collaborators for golden thread tools

The Building Safety Alliance, a cross-sector collaboration of leading industry figures and various associations and bodies, is inviting stakeholders in the occupation phase to join the group to further contribute to the development of a standardised approach to support accountable ...

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