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Coronavirus advice for employers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that Step 4 of the Roadmap will proceed as planned on Monday 19 July. Read More

Long working hours: ‘745,000 deaths are the tip of the iceberg’

The World Health Organization has recently drawn attention to research which estimated that 745,000 people died globally in 2016 due to health conditions (such as stroke and heart disease) associated with long working hours. Dr Nick Bell discusses the implications and the likelihood that this is a significant underestimation of the harm caused by long working hours. Read More

‘Drowning accounts for 7% of all injury-related deaths’

The World Health Organization has issued a factsheet about drowning, which highlights that it is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. Read More

SHP legislation update eBook – April 2021

SHP’s latest health & safety legislation eBook covers the latest progress on Fire Safety Bill, Building Safety Bill, Environment Bill, coronavirus legislation, Mental Health Act reform, energy and environment and much more… Read More

‘Government downplaying COVID-19 workplace risk’, report warns

New research from think tank, the Institute of Employment Rights (IER), has found the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace remains significant and is being ‘dangerously downplayed’ by the Government's ‘light-touch approach’. Read More

Hand hygiene best practice and skin health

Advice for employers and health & safety professionals on how to adhere to government guidance on hand hygiene best practice. Read More

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health, the roles of an employer when it comes to looking after the mental health of employees and how to manage mental health in the workplace. Read More

Medical and fabric masks: Who wears what when?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a video outlining when medical masks and fabric masks should be worn in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Reducing the spread of infection in the workplace

In these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever that businesses take the right measures to ensure their facilities are hygienic and that employees are safe. Those businesses that have temporarily closed and are starting to plan for when they can reopen, should think about what the workplace will look like post lockdown, and proactively take steps to ensure they reopen in the most hygienic way possible. Read More

Multiplex – Protecting the mental health of employees during COVID-19

In this article, we hear from Martin Wilshire, Health & Safety Director at Multiplex, about how the firm has had to act quickly and responsibly to ensure it is following the government’s guidance on how businesses and employers can help to limit the spread of the virus. Read More



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Environment Bill guidance document

Hybrid working – Director’s briefing

PPE and tech: The role of technology in protecting lone workers

‘Managers need to be seen to lead by example when it comes to health and safety’

SHP legislation update eBook – April 2021