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Digital Week

Digital Week! Catch up on over 15 hours of live webinars, whitepaper and product content

Follow the links below to find all the content hosted on our Digital Week pages, including exclusive whitepapers, webinars, product launches and featured articles.

Digital Week

Fear not, as Digital Week draws to a close, you can still acess over 15 hours of live webinar content on-demand, using all of the links below.

Safety & Health webinar

State of the Health and Safety Profession and Adapting to the new world

Chaired by Prof Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President, and featuring:
Ruth Denyer, Group Risk Director ITV, Trustee IIRSM;
Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland;
Lawrence Waterman, Chairman, British Safety Council.

Sourcing PPE during COVID-19

Chaired by Ian Hart, Editor, SHP, and featuring:
Adam Young, Marketing Director, Arco;
Nathan Shipley, PPE Group Certification Manager, BSI;
Matthew Judson, Director – Respiratory & Technical Support, JSP.

Listen back to this webinar, here.

Workplace Wellbeing webinar

Chaired by Chris Edwards, Event Director, Informa Plc.

Achieving best practice in these challenging circumstances

  • Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes (Strategy and Development), Mind

Workplace mental health, putting it into practice

  • Jan Golding, CEO, Roots;
  • Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes (Strategy and Development), Mind

Navigating the pandemic: what does psychological research into wellbeing tell us?

  • Ivan Robertson, Founding Director, Robertson Cooper Ltd.

Considerations around managing stress and anxiety in the workforce – what do the standards tell us?

  • Teresa Higgins, Sales Director, Barbour EHS

Listen back to this webinar, here.

Health and safety law conundrums during the COVID-19 pandemic

Join leading lawyer, Simon Joyston-Bechal as he looks at:

  1.  Managing difficult decisions relating to COVID-19;
  2. Could we be prosecuted for COVID-19 exposures?;
  3. Can we keep operating if we are struggling with social distancing?
  4. Working from home – how far do our duties extend?
  5. Statutory inspections – what if we are running behind?
  6. Returning to work…

Listen back to this webinar, here.

You can also access all of the other Safety, Wellbeing and content from the week, here:

Safety & Health Expo Digital Week

Workplace Wellbeing Show Digital Week

Fire safety Digital Week

Plus, content from our Security, Intelligent Buildings and Facilities Management teams.

Intelligent Buildings Digital Week

Security Digital Week

Facilities Management Digital Week

Better protection of workers against cancer-causing chemicals

To improve workers’ protection against cancer, the European Commission has proposed to further limit their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.

Legislation update webinar: October 2020

Returning to the workplace post-COVID-19, The Fire Safety Bill and Building Safety Bill and workplace mental health and wellbeing. The next Barbour and SHP webinar takes place on Wednesday 14 October, from 11:00am to 12:00noon.

Venues required to enforce rule of 6, NHS QR code posters and contact logs

Hospitality venues in England are now legally required to enforce the rule of 6 or face a fine of up to £4,000.

5 tips to avoid burnout out whilst working from home

As the government announces its latest set of guidance encouraging workers back home and away from the office, staff burnout has become a very real prospect and one in which employers are now keen to avoid during their transition to a remote working model.

SHP weekly top five

The top five most-read articles on SHP this week include: Coronavirus advice for employers, PPE and coronavirus, Scaffolding company and director fined following ‘avoidable’ fall from height fatality, Business owner convicted after ignoring notices and Fire Door Safety Week 2020.

‘I’m totally comfortable with talking about the pandemic as both a risk and an opportunity for practitioners’

In episode 3 of the Safety & Health Podcast, ‘IOSH President Andrew Sharman and how What3Words protects lone workers’, hear from Andrew Sharman about adapting to COVID-19, and his latest collaborative book, and Giles Rhys Jones, Chief Marketing Officer at What3Words, about how the geocoding system can be used to keep lone workers safe.

Lighthouse Charity offers free wellbeing training for construction industry

As a direct result of the wellbeing issues presented to its 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has announced that it will deliver £20,000 of free mental health and wellbeing training to the industry for the remainder of 2020.

NHS Test and Trace service in the workplace and fines for businesses standing in the way of self-isolation

Guidance on the NHS Test and Trace service for employers, businesses and workers, while business owners who threaten self-isolating staff with redundancy if they do not come to work could face a fine.

Coronavirus advice for employers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that series of tougher measures will be re-introduced to help tackle the spread of coronavirus, during a television address on Tuesday 22 September, and warned that they could be here to stay for up to six months.

Fire Door Safety Week 2020

Fire Door Safety Week was first launched in 2013, in response to a legacy of fire door neglect. It returns once more for its seventh year in 2020, highlighting research undertaken into the state of fire door maintenance, inspection and replacements across local authority owned and managed housing in the UK

Gate Safe commemorates 10 years of improving automated gate safety

Ten years ago, the charity Gate Safe was formed. As the charity commemorates its 10th anniversary, a recent survey of Gate Safe installers, indicates that business appears to be booming, which means that there is an ever increasing requirement to ensure the safety of the high number of gates being installed and maintained.

Coronavirus: Safety screens developed for taxis

Toyota has developed a new safety screen to fit into the cabins of taxis, to help mitigate coronavirus transmission for taxi drivers and customers.

Guidance for crane users updated

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a revised version of its guidance CAP1096.

‘1 in 5 motorists are more anxious on the road than pre-lockdown’

COVID-19 has caused motorist anxiety and stress levels to rocket, a study by IAM RoadSmart has discovered.

Hard Hat Awareness Week: ‘Check your hard hat’, urges brain injury charity

Hard Hat Awareness Week runs from 21-27 September and will see a series of activities designed to drive awareness of brain injury and encourage best practice around safety equipment.

Is an AED part of your COVID-19 health and safety plan?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) happens in a split second. If a colleague collapses, the clock starts ticking in the race to restore a normal rhythm to their heart. What do you do?

A guide to home working

Many businesses have begun to embrace the idea of flexible working and working from home and, in the current climate, more and more of us may find ourselves plunged into doing so for longer than the one to two days a week, which employers and employees adapt to fairly easily.

National Eye Health Week: Increased risk of falls and health issues due to missed eye tests, warns charity

Eye Health UK has warned that missed sight tests and low public awareness of the symptoms of eye disease, risks leading to a surge in avoidable sight loss as well as increases in mental health issues and falls.

Business owner convicted after ignoring notices

A mechanic and landlord based in Kent has been sentenced after refusing to comply with enforcement notices issued by the HSE and Kent Fire and Rescue Service to protect workers and tenants from injury.

Atomic Weapons Establishment to face prosecution

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has notified AWE plc that it will be prosecuted under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974).

Scaffolding company and director fined following ‘avoidable’ fall from height fatality

Wembley Scaffolding Services Limited has been fined following an incident where a worker fell five metres and suffered a fatal head injury. HSE adjudged that no suitable risk assessment was carried out prior to the incident.

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Nigel Dupree
Nigel Dupree
4 months ago

Nothing so far on “DSE Accessibility, Diversity & Inclusion” ergonomic adjustments, adaptations, customisation or optimisation for the 58% of operators suffering presenteeism and carrying-on regardless of eye-strain, CVS or Screen Fatigue?

The US DSE operators working from home have started putting in their accessibility claim letters and looks like the scale sufficient for a class action so, will have to rely on UK operators just carrying-on regardless of self-harming, NDA’s and out of court settlements.

Ian Hart
Ian Hart
4 months ago
Reply to  Nigel Dupree

Thanks Nigel. DSE was discussed in at least two of the webiars during the week, check them out.