Keeping your employees healthy and safe should be a major consideration for your organisation; to comply with the Health and Safety legislation and to make sure you have happy and healthy employees. All incidents and injuries in the workplace affect the well-being of your employees and the productivity of your organisation.
Vulnerability is a word most commonly associated with children, yet there are many conditions or circumstances that can make an adult vulnerable too. Age, mental health, disability, substance misuse and learning difficulties are just some of the factors that can make it difficult for a person to be entirely in control of their own personal care. In such situations, it is imperative that these vulnerable adults are appropriately safeguarded by responsible and well-trained care practitioners.
Every time we buy a product, sign up to a service or get a new job, we willingly hand over our personal information, placing our trust in countless companies to handle our data securely and responsibly, despite frequent news of hacks and data breaches. With technology now playing such an integral role in data management, it has been imperative that data protection laws evolve to reflect this.
Musculoskeletal disorders as a result of manual handling injuries are the most common work-related injury in the UK. Not only are they very painful and debilitating for the recipient, they can be highly costly for the organisation in terms of lost man hours and, in the worst case, expensive law suits.
As the new coronavirus, which causes the illness COVID-19, continues to present disruption to our businesses and communities, it’s important that we learn how to prepare and protect ourselves from potential infection.
Any employer that employs individuals who are desk-based for more than 2 hours a day are legally obliged to analyse workstations, assess and reduce risks. This course ensures organisations comply with the Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Health and Safety Regulations. It will also help reduce absenteeism and injuries in employees, and improve staff well-being and performance.