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  • Tips & Advice You & Your Business - Q&A - must we provide first aid to the public?
    Q&A - must we provide first aid to the public?..Q. Is our business legally obliged to provide first aid treatment and items, e.g. plasters, to members of the public? A. Under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 , your duty to provide first aid treatment and items such as plasters only extends to your employees. It doesn’t cover members of the public. Nonetheless, the HSE recommends that you include the public when assessing your first aid needs. For businesses with easy public access, such...
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  • Tips & Advice You & Your Business - Dirty money laying staff low?
    There are nasty bugs in your office cutlery drawers and on the cash and coins handled by businesses every day. Is this a health risk to you and your staff. If so, what can you do about it?
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  • Tips & Advice You & Your Business - Q&A - walk and talk meetings?
    Q&A - walk and talk meetings?..Q. It’s been suggested that we hold some meetings in a “walk and talk” format. Apparently, they have a host of health benefits and can boost productivity. Is this something we should really consider? A. Walking meetings are becoming increasingly popular and are already used by companies such as Google and Apple. They are also being encouraged by Public Health England. Whilst they are proven to have many health benefits, e.g. they can combat the side-effects of long periods...
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - H&S poster law
    You know that if any of your staff (or visitors) have an accident at work, it’ll be your neck on the line. What notices and posters do you need to put up to prevent injuries and how much do they cost?
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - H&S meetings really necessary?
    Someone has told you that your business needs to have a formal committee to discuss health and safety issues on a regular basis. Is this true, and if not is it wise to have one anyway?
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - Safe storage in office spaces
    You’ve decided to undertake a review of how items are stored in office areas to check that you are properly complying with health and safety requirements. What will help ensure a safe working environment?
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - Getting the most from safety inspections
    A colleague says that your business should be carrying out routine periodic health and safety inspections of its premises. What are these and should you really be doing them?
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  • Tips & Advice You & Your Business - Improving mental health for small business owners
    Mental health awareness campaigns are everywhere, driving improvements in how employers approach depression, anxiety and stress. You want to ensure that your employees are healthy, but are you overlooking your own wellbeing in the process?
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  • Tips & Advice You & Your Business - Dirty mugs causing sickness absence
    Dirty mugs causing sickness absence..Unclean environment. Over 1,000 employees have been asked about their reasons for sickness absence. Of those questioned, 34% claimed that badly washed mugs, plates and cutlery have caused them to fall ill and 46% said that they had taken one day’s sickness absence in the past year due to an unhygienic workplace. A further 14% felt that colleagues leaving out of date food in a staff fridge has contributed to them becoming sick. Whilst this research should be used cautiously...
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - Health and safety duties owed to the self-employed
    You might need to bring in self-employed specialists or contractors to undertake specific tasks. You know that you have some health and safety responsibilities towards them, but how far do they extend?
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