Articles

October 21, 2016

5 ways to avoid stress at work

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), work-related stress, depression or anxiety is ‘a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work.’
October 14, 2016

Vitamin D could reduce asthma attacks

Vitamin D is back in the public eye as more and more people in the UK have been diagnosed with very low levels, particularly in the winter months when sunlight is weak.
October 7, 2016

Gunpowder, matches and what?

People and gunpowder are rarely a good mix without preparation and precautions taken first. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) around 1,000 people visit A&E for treatment of a firework-related injury in the four weeks around Bonfire Night.
September 30, 2016

The top 5 most creative motor claims

When insurance companies approve a motor claim, they need all the facts, presented as clearly as possible.
September 23, 2016

You shall not pass! A very polite fit of road rage

British people have a reputation around the world for being polite to a fault. But surely, when we come up against other drivers on the road, like anybody else our road rage gets the better of us and that polite veneer comes crashing down?
September 16, 2016

Drama improves doctors’ bedside manner

Often the best way to learn something is to try it out, see how you did, and learn from the experience. In the medical profession, there is very little room for error, so having a safe environment to try things out is invaluable.
September 12, 2016

Health and safety cuts a half-marathon short

People sometimes complain that although they are important, health and safety procedures can be taken too far. In Cardiff, though, it seems the procedure fell short. 0.12 miles short, to be precise.
September 2, 2016

The 10 most outrageous sickie excuses

The first Monday of February is known as ‘National Sickie Day’, as peak numbers of employees take the day off. According to the employment law expert ELAS, National Sickie Day costs the UK an estimated £37m in wages, lost hours and overtime.
September 2, 2016

Bad vibes as £280k fine served for health and safety breach

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a painful and debilitating illness, caused by hand-held power tools. The syndrome can be easily prevented, but some firms still don’t implement the correct procedures, resulting in employee illness and expensive claims.