Tag: Occupational health

CIPD backs government sickness review

The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has welcomed government plans to review sickness absence and the effect it has on British businesses.In a new survey carried out by CIPD and private healthcare firm...

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IOSH expert lauds importance of inspections

Inspections are a key part of health and safety regulation, according to a representative from the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH).Dr Luise Vassie, head of research and technical services at the organisation,...

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British Safety Council launches globe of honour

Launched this month, the Globe of Honour will celebrate the top performers, those organisations that go way beyond compliance with the law, and strive for best practice in all areas of environmental management. This field...

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Company failed to check for dangerous asbestos fibres

A Cornwall development company has been fined £4,500 for failing to undertake a survey for the presence of dangerous asbestos fibres at a demolition site in Perranporth. Norwegian Homes Limited was responsible for demolishing...

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Managing Sickness Absence

In the build up to his presentation at September’s Stress Prevention & Mental Wellbeing Forum, Guy Hollebon, Director and Head of Employment at Bevans, offers insights into managing sickness absence through answering...

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Site offers fake fit notes for £10

The website Doctors- notestore.com is brazenly selling false versions of the new fit notes which are described as “authentic looking replica doctors sick note or medical certificates. Written on official doctors’...

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It’s now more health & safety AND environmental

New research suggests that more than half of health and safety managers are now responsible for managing environmental issues at work. During April and May of this year NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational...

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Absenteeism lowered by worried workers

A new 360 degree study of UK businesses and their employees suggests that the majority of UK employees (78%) would be prepared to jeopardise their long term health by returning to work from sickness absence before they’re...

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Kwik Fit commended

Kwik Fit Insurance has been recognised for the work it has done around mental health and wellbeing. The organisation won a Mental Health and Wellbeing Commendation Award from the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives. The...

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