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Lessons learned in workplace compliance

As we look out hopefully into the brighter, sunlit uplands of the year ahead, I am acutely aware of something that Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said about getting expert advice…

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A Happy New Year for workplace management?

Happy New Year to all! For us, with budgets and planning, the preparations for each new year actually start sometime before the event. Even so, we are now already a week into this one and what an eventful week it has been!

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Review, revise and update your COVID-19 Secure risk assessment (as appropriate)

The reported concerns over the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 and increasing case numbers of COVID-19 in the lead up to Christmas, has seen a tightening of restrictions across the UK.

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Fire Wardens in an agile workplace

With the Government’s announcement to encouragement home working if possible, from Monday 13th December 2021, it is going to be increasingly difficult (again!) to make sure our workplaces have sufficient fire warden coverage, to implement a clear floor policy effectively in the event of an emergency evacuation.

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Plan B – the further defamation of COVID-19?

A feeling of déjà vu possibly but in the run-up to Christmas, we see COVID-19 associated restrictions ramp up again.

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Are you considering installing a remote water temperature monitoring system?

At Assurity Consulting, we are seeing an increase in popularity for remote monitoring in several aspects of the workplace, not least with water temperature monitoring systems.

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Gross change for Net Zero (1)

The concept of net zero is now not only very much in the mainstream but we are now seeing sweeping announcements on the subject. Coinciding with, as well as coming from COP 26, for example, we’ve seen…

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Legionella bacteria - what can you do to prevent it in your building?

Legionella is a building issue that can have a big impact on your people and organisation in a very short space of time, but there are some small things that can be carried out to prevent it, for some reader this will serve as a reminder.

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Natasha’s Law - what it means for catering businesses and how to comply with the new regulations

Natasha’s Law also known as the UK Food Information Amendment is a new requirement for allergen management that aims to improve protection for the estimated 2 million people living with a diagnosed food allergy.

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Keeping COVID-19 conscious

This week the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published a reminder for all businesses to “ensure they are working safely to reduce the risk of COVID-19”, as part of its…

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E10 – Fuelling sustainability?

The 1st September 2021 saw the Government announcement on the rollout of E10 petrol alongside the E5 formulation, but what are the difference and consequences?

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Are you managing COVID-19 on a risk-based approach in your workplace?

On the 16th August 2021, the Governments roadmap to exit restrictions took one of its next big steps in a bid to alleviate pressures on business and life.

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