How to prepare for winter working and staying safe

How to prepare for winter working and staying safe safety Forward

Our latest article explores how to prepare for winter working including risk assessments to keep everyone safe, and your business running efficiently. Spring, summer, autumn, winter, regardless of the season, you will find each brings various challenges to your business, adapting your outlook on health and safety requirements heading into the winter months is crucial. […]

Innovative ways to spread your health and safety message

Innovative ways to spread your health and safety message Safety Forward

Building a safety culture in your organisation, where employees understand what procedures they must take to be safe and how to report any hazards should be one of your top priorities. Companies can often find it difficult to keep employees motivated when it comes to workplace safety, but by taking a more creative approach your […]

Should I let my employees play radios in factory and construction environments?

Should I let my employees play radios in factory and construction environments Safety Forward

Listening to music certainly has its benefits. In fact, it has been proven to lift people’s moods and help them focus on the task in hand. The benefits of background music even go as far as to help improve one’s memory and can enhance performance with creative and accuracy when it comes to numerical-based tasks. […]

Client Recognition & Awards Event

Client Recognition & Awards Event 1 Safety Forward

Last month saw us host our Client Recognition & Awards event at the Moat House, Acton Trussell. This beautiful Grade II listed manor house Hotel in Staffordshire countryside with its own tranquil lake, was the perfect setting for our spectacular and inspiring day. Our amazing networking event enabled us to not only celebrate our client’s […]

Job spotlight on The Old War Office, London

Job spotlight on The Old War Office, London Safety Forward

Our work at The Old War Office, London started in June 2022, alongside our client, Strukctor Mechanical Engineering. We are now nearing the end of this wonderful project as the building is nearing completion after being renovated into a luxurious 5 star hotel and also 85 uniquely, meticulously-appointed residences shaped from the storied interiors of […]

Safety around EV charging points

Safety around EV charging points Safety Forward

Electric vehicles are an increasingly attractive option, due to their lower running costs, the expanding choice of models available and intensifying concerns about air quality and climate change. The government have announced the end of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2030, pledging £1.3 billion to accelerate the roll-out […]

Safety as a core value in the workplace

Safety as a core value in the workplace Safety Forward

Every business has a set of core values that they try to abide by on a daily basis. These company values, are a set of guidelines and beliefs that form the structure of the business and help people to function together as a team and work towards a common goal. Safety as a core value […]

How to create a workplace wellbeing strategy

How to create a workplace wellbeing strategy Safety Forward

Health and safety procedures that protect people from injuries at work have been around for some time, but people expect more than that from their employers-now more than ever.  The world of employee wellbeing in the workplace has evolved rapidly, with mental health quickly becoming the main focus for workplace wellbeing strategies, up 44% from […]

Men’s Health Week 2023

Men's Health Week 2023 Safety Forward

Between the 12th-18th June, the world acknowledges Men’s Health Week 2023. This annual event is organised by the Men’s Health Forum and aims to raise awareness of preventable health problems that disproportionately affect men and encourage them to gain the courage to tackle their issues. The theme this year is ‘men’s health and the internet’ […]

Considerations around employing a younger workforce

Considerations around employing a younger workforce Safety Forward

Whether through lack of training, knowledge, or simply down to having less experience, it’s a tragic fact that young workers are statistically more likely to be injured at work than those who have been on the job for years. When you employ young people under the age of 18, you have the same responsibilities for […]

Fire Safety at work

Fire Safety at work Safety Forward

A fire can be catastrophic for businesses — it can threaten the safety of employees and members of the public, destroy expensive equipment and ruin your brand’s reputation. And most workplaces will have a number of fire risks. Many of these could be avoided if fire safety was properly managed, and our latest article looks […]

Health and Safety considerations when employing people with impaired hearing

Health and Safety considerations when employing people with impaired hearing Safety Forward

Most of us take our hearing for granted and it is central to our health, well-being, communication, independence and quality of life. Over nine million people in England, approximately one in six, are living with some form of hearing loss; around 4.4 million of working age. This can range from a partial to a total […]

How to manage anxiety

How to manage anxiety Safety Forward

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is from the 15th-21st May and is focusing on anxiety, which is one of the most common mental health problems we can face, within our personal and work life. Most people feel anxious at times and statistics show that nearly 7% of all people in England struggle with anxiety. […]

The Top 5 Health and Safety risks in retail

The Top 5 Health and Safety risks in retail Safety Forward

Hazards exist in every workplace, and with the retail industry employing over three million people in the UK alone, a safe and secure workplace environment for all retail employees is imperative. Although retail is a relatively low risk environment in comparison to some industries, there are some prevalent top 5 health and safety risks which […]

How to keep workplace stress at bay in a family owned business

How to keep workplace stress at bay in a family owned business safety Forward

As we all know, work can be stressful at the best of times, but mixing family and business can come with a whole heap of additional issues whilst at the same time, also bring joy and fun to a business environment. Some of you may be shuddering at the thought of working in close proximity […]

Considerations around employing an older workforce

Considerations around employing an older workforce Safety Forward

Today, older workers are forgoing traditional retirement and choosing to stay in the workforce longer. Some are doing that out of financial necessity, others just enjoy work life. Either way, it is good news for companies all round as experienced workers not only possess valuable knowledge and skills, research suggests they also tend to have […]

What is an Asbestos Management Plan?

What is an Asbestos Management Plan Safety Forward

An Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) is a document that helps manage and control buildings in relation to preventing asbestos exposure and safeguarding site staff and visitors. It is meant to be a simple, centrally located document with clear and concise details and although it can be paper based however, more and more businesses are finding […]

The employers guide to colour blindness

The employers guide to colour blindness Safety Forward

People with colour vision deficiency find it difficult to identify and distinguish between certain colours. It’s sometimes called being “colour blind”, although total colour blindness (an inability to see any colour) is very rare. It is estimated that a person with normal colour vision can see up to 1 million distinct shades of colour, but […]

What are the benefits of Occupational Health

What is occupational health and what are its benefits Safety Forward

Occupational health services help to keep employees well, both in and outside of work. Acting as an all-round service, occupational health supports the whole workforce, physically and mentally. It promotes and maintains the wellbeing of all employees and ensures support to help protect and maintain staff with health issues in the workplace. Our latest article […]

What is psychological safety at work?

What is psychological safety at work Safety Forward

Psychological safety at work is the ability to show and employ one’s self without fear of negative consequences of self-image, status or career. This has never been more important as we all stress over the unsure financial climate and deal with feelings of worry and self doubt in all aspects of our life, home and […]

How to deal with stress at work in the UK

How to deal with stress at work in the UK Safety Forward

Hopefully you have a job which you enjoy, where you feel valued and you look forward to your working day. But even the best jobs can cause us stress in our lives at times. It could be an increased work load, issues with pay or time pressures but work life can be stressful and it […]

Violence at work

Violence at work Safety Forward

An employer has a general duty of care to protect staff from threats and violence at work. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines work-related violence as any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work. Physical assault is the most obvious one but work related violence can […]

Managing alcohol misuse at work

Managing alcohol misuse at work Safety Forward

With alcohol awareness week running from the 11th-16th November this year, it gives us an opportunity to drive a conversation about managing alcohol misuse at work and signpost those who need help and support. With financial pressures mounting, there is always a risk of alcohol consumption increasing in certain individuals as a coping mechanism and employers need […]

Lung cancer caused by occupational exposures risks

Lung cancer caused by occupational exposures risks Safety Forward

Work-related cancer claims 742,000 lives a year worldwide, a frightening statistic. Most lung cancers caused by occupational exposure risks are by repeated, long-term exposure, but even a severe, single exposure to a hazardous agent can damage the lungs. Some substances increase the risk of lung cancer and these include asbestos, silica, and diesel exhaust as […]