Editor, Safety & Health Practitioner

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Ian joined Informa (formerly UBM) in 2018 as the Editor of Safety & Health Practitioner. Ian studied journalism at university before spending seven years in online fantasy gaming. Prior to moving to Informa, Ian worked in business to business trade print media, in the automotive sector. He was Online Editor and then moved on to be the Editor of two publications aimed at independent automotive technicians and parts distributors.
September 17, 2018

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Mates in Mind

‘Changing workplace cultures requires ongoing leadership and hands-on-support’

Mates in Mind welcomes the launch of the online Mental Health at Work gateway.

Mates in Mind has spoken out in support of the recent launch of a new online gateway to help companies improve staff wellbeing.

The Mental Health at Work website has been developed by Prince William and MIND, with support from The Royal Foundation, Heads Together and 11 other organisations.

The interaction between work and mental health is complex and sensitive and remains a challenge for employers. Mates in Mind has, as an industry-partnered initiative, supported many firms create better understanding across the construction supply chain.

Steve Hails, Chair of Mates in Mind and Health, Safety and Wellbeing Director, Tideway, said: “Putting the right kind of support in place was the start of the conversation for us, and for many others. Importantly this needs to happen across all levels of the business, and leadership is key.

“In our industry, with the nature of the supply chain, it is important also that it’s about recognising that this responsibility is not just about regarding the welfare of our own staff.”

Find out more about the Mental Health at Work programme, here.

Sleep and Fatigue: Director’s Briefing

Fatigue is common amongst the population, but particularly among those working abnormal hours, and can arise from excessive working time or poorly designed shift patterns. It is also related to workload, in that workers are more easily fatigued if their work is machine-paced, complex or monotonous.

This free director’s briefing contains:

  • Key points;
  • Recommendations for employers;
  • Case law;
  • Legal duties.
Barbour EHS

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