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?
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.
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.
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.
A really good team can achieve amazing things. A bad team finds it hard to achieve anything effectively. Animals that use teamwork can’t afford to be bad at it – if they don’t work as a team, it really is a case of life or death. So what can we learn from animals when we decide to work collaboratively?
Road workers face all kinds of risks, from moving vehicles to drivers’ road rage – an Oxford University study ranked road working as the 16th most hazardous occupation in the UK. So it’s safe to assume that road workers are used to identifying potentially risky situations. Isn’t it?