Not Skirting the Issue

Consequences of workplace sexual harassment can be anything from low morale, depression, poor productivity to even leaving a job. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) have released two new infographics (details below) in a bid to spread awareness. Statistics show only 4 percent of victims, mostly being female, talked to an employer after being harassed. If you would like more information, follow the link image

Movember is Approaching

image Around every minute of every day a man is lost to suicide The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health and now they are tackling a new issue, suicide. In a new video they have released,’Suicide notes talk too late’. The video shows real life stories, men reading out suicide notes that they never carried out. Their message is clear and simple, “Men let’s talk when things get tough” You can get involved with this charity by going to “The moustache is our ribbon. This Movember, grow your Mo and use it to raise funds for men’s health.” image

FREE Asbestos Training

Small businesses can have access to free asbestos awareness training during the months of September and October. This is all because of the UKATA’s annual Train Safe Campaign. UKATA members are offering the training to help raise understanding about the dangers of asbestos exposure and the necessary precautions. in 2015 members pledged 3,500 hours of free asbestos awareness training as part of the campaign. To book for the training, visit

HSE raises Intervention Fee

Employers to pay more when breaking the H&S law When the intervention scheme was launched, HSE charged any employers breaking the health and safety law enforcement costs of £124 per hour. Four years later that has now been raised to £129 due to HSE’s annual report 2015/16 showing the fee for intervention is costing HSE more to run it than it can recover. Income from the scheme in 2015/16 was £14.7m but the cost was £17.4m bringing a deficit of £2.7million. image