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.
August 26, 2016

Be more meerkat to improve your teamwork

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?
August 12, 2016

Knock yourself out – an occupational hazard?

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?
August 5, 2016

The pothole that swallowed a van

At 10 feet long and more than a foot deep, a pothole in the East Sussex village of Framfield is believed to be the largest in the UK. It’s given the residents and local council a headache to match.
July 29, 2016

Let’s go fly a slide

While we love to complain about the weather, it’s rarely about anything serious. Some drizzle here, or some mugginess there is about the extent of it. But last month, the locals of Lincolnshire contended with more dramatic conditions, as what was described as a ‘mini-tornado’ ripped its way through a children’s funfair.
July 25, 2016

At home with the eco-warriors

Who would have thought that could you reduce your carbon footprint by working in your slippers? According to the Home 2025 project, homeworking could do just that.
July 15, 2016

Human traffic cones caught on camera

Kingston Police have been using Twitter to remind the public that although they might be in uniform, police officers have still got a sense of humour. UK police forces are prepared to face risks every day, which probably makes the light-hearted moments all the more welcome.
July 8, 2016

Managing risks in children’s services

Our partner Alarm is launching an essential guide to children’s services risk management, accompanied by a series of seminars.
June 29, 2016

Man outsources his day job to China

It's a worst-case scenario for most people: there's someone else in China who can do your job for about one-fifth of your salary, and your boss absolutely loves his work.