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May 22, 2020

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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

Farmer fined after fall from height

A farmer has been for fined breaches of health and safety legislation after a roofing contractor fell whilst installing roof sheets an under construction agricultural building.

Supporting employees suffering from grief

With mental health being traditionally looked at in the workplace setting, what about the return to work of those grieving, who have suffered loss? In this article, two people who understand the grieving process, share some insights and useful resources for employers.

Scaffolding company fined after employee suffers severe injuries in scaffold collapse

JR Scaffold Services Ltd has been fined after an employee fell eight metres to the ground and sustained severe injuries when the cantilever section of a scaffold he was erecting collapsed.

Managing Work Related Road Risk as employees return to work post COVID-19 Lockdown

Dr Jim Golby, Director of Research and Customer Experience at Applied Driving Techniques, highlights the opportunities and benefits for Employers as their staff begin to return to work.

Consultant fined for providing ‘incompetent’ health and safety advice

A self-employed independent health and safety consultant has been fined £1,400 for breach of legislation for giving advice to clients, despite not being properly qualified.

PAC accelerates the move to contactless workplaces with new RTE button

Access control solutions supplier PAC has announced the availability of its new contactless and hands-free request to exit (RTE) button, which it says will support organisations as the post-lockdown return to work begins in earnest.

Safety first in a post COVID-19 landscape

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on our lives but what will be required to protect people in the industrial and commercial workplace as we ease out of lockdown? How will employers manage risk effectively and ensure people stay safe and well?

Firm fined £310,000 after workers’ fingers amputated

A meat processing firm has been fined after two workers had their fingers amputated by machines.

SHP weekly top five

The top five most-read articles on SHP this week include: Workplace fatality figures released for 2019/20, HSE urges businesses to make sure they are COVID-secure, Woman dies after London crane collapses, PPE and coronavirus and the latest coronavirus advice for employers.

Coronavirus advice for employers

At the latest government press briefing, on Thursday 9 July, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden revealed that theatres and music venues can restart outdoor performances from Saturday 11 July, with outdoor sports, including team sports, also be able to restart in stages from this weekend and indoor venues to follow on 25 July. However, the lockdown restrictions in Leicester remain in place, following a spike of infections in the city.

Is online training a ‘new normal’?

Avoiding the pitfalls of online training with some simple steps. Dr Nick Bell shares his thoughts about this new way of working.

St John Ambulance restarts face-to-face workplace first aid training

Health charity provides workplace first aid training at 25 venues as it looks to bridge what is says is a serious skills shortage, caused by coronavirus.

Woman dies after London crane collapses

A woman has died, and four people have been injured after a 20m tower crane collapsed onto a row of houses in Bow, London.

Tile manufacturer fined after employee suffered serious injuries

A tile manufacturing firm has been fined £10,000 after a worker suffered three broken bones in his arm and crush injuries to his forearm when he was drawn into the in-running nip of a conveyor tail drum.

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.

‘Poor lift truck inspections could pose risk to life’

Thorough Examinations should be completed by qualified engineers, says CFTS — the body behind the national standard.

New sprinkler threshold welcomed by Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas has pledged its full support to the Government’s recent introduction of a new 11m threshold for sprinklers – asserting it marks a vital step forward in the journey towards enhanced fire safety regulation

Grenfell Tower fire: Inquiry resumes with ‘limited attendance’

72 people were killed by the horrific fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington, West London on Wednesday, 14 June 2017.

Work Related Road Risk in 2020: Not the time for cutting corners

All employers are very much presented with an opportune moment now to shine the spotlight back on Work Related Road Risk (“WRRR”), given that the legal framework which underpins this area otherwise remains unchanged and more than ever, businesses should look to comply.

Webinar: Workplace drug & alcohol testing

Draeger is hosting a webinar series covering drugs and alcohol testing in the workplace, partnering with leading experts in the field of alcohol and drug detection. The second session covered the topic of Drug & Alcohol workplace testing.

Safer apart: Top tips for segregating forklifts and pedestrians

Tim Waples, Chief Executive of the Fork Lift Truck Association, explains why now is the perfect opportunity to do a complete site audit and improve all on-site safety measures, particularly those designed to protect workers on foot.

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Nigel Dupree
Nigel Dupree
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  Nigel Dupree

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