Falls from height: an occupational hazard or preventable risk?

Falls from heights consistently rank as one of the most frequent—and most fatal—workplace accidents. In 2014/15[1]: falls from height accounted for nearly three in ten fatal injuries to workers (41 out of 142); almost half of fatal falls took place in construction (20 out of 41 fatal fall injuries);. around half of the fatal fall Read More…

When it comes to your data don’t wait for disaster to strike…

Data is the lifeblood of any business and therefore it’s not surprising that businesses are responsible for ever more personal data. But just imagine if one morning you turned on your computer, phone or tablet and everything was gone! No files, phone numbers, client information, or appointments… it’s a frightening thought but unfortunately it does Read More…

Legislation Update: CDM 2015

On 6 April 2015 the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force, replacing CDM 2007. What are the reasons for the Health Safety Executive (HSE) changing CDM 2007?  Although the broad structure of CDM 2007 was fit for purpose, problems generally arose through misinterpretation of the Regulations. Unfortunately, they had led Read More…

Taking on an Apprentice

Are you considering taking on an apprentice? 96% of employers who hire an apprentice report business benefits 72% of businesses report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice The average person who completes an apprenticeship increases productivity by £214 a week[1] This is great news for businesses particularly with the school year coming Read More…

Winter Driving Tips from HETAS Insurance

Heavy snow, gale force winds, even floods? Something the UK is great at is having unpredictable weather, so keeping yourself, your employees and your business safe and functioning efficiently can be a challenge. Unfortunately during the winter months road traffic accidents become more common, therefore you need to consider adapting your driving technique: Leave extra Read More…