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Weather-proofing your Business

Protecting against the hazards of winter

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Driving for Work - managing the risks

Risks associated with driving for work and how to address them

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Health and Safety guidance tailored to your business

Our new Sector Specific Checklists - providing quick and easy access to the H&S solutions your business needs

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Is it time to reassess your workplace safety?

Workplace safety measures worth considering for reassessment

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Important Reminders for Safety in the Workplace

Is it time to carry out a reassessment of your workplace safety?

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Is your business losing working days due to absence?

Identifying the risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and how to tackle them

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Air Quality and its impact on your Workplace

Finding the right HVAC system for your business 

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Returning to the workplace – is it the best solution for your business?

Returning to the Workplace - is it the best solution for your business?

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Property Owners – how to avoid costly insurance claims

Property insurance claims: common causes and how to safeguard your property from damage

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Improvements to eLearning Training

Update on the additional features in the eLearning training

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Is your work just a pain in the neck?

Identifying the risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and how to tackle them

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Improving cyber security – why it’s important for businesses

Cyber AMI and Cyber Essentials

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Rebooting Training – our new look eLearning

Helping you get maximum value from the eLearning

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Driving for Work - dealing with the risks

Here we look at the risks associated with driving for work and how to address those risks for staff who drive for work purposes

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COVID-19 and its impact on Fire Safety

Ensuring COVID-19 doesn't impact on your fire safety measures

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COVID-19 and its impact on Fire Safety

Ensuring that, while COVID-19 workplace safety measures are being implemented, they don't affect those for fire safety

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Adapting to the challenges for UK businesses in 2021

Helping your business work successfully through 2021 - and beyond

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Important Covid19 Claim News

Supreme Court announcement on the judgement on the Financial Conduct Authority’s business interruption test case.

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Meeting the challenges of working in 2021

Helping your business work successfully through 2021 - and beyond

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Making a positive start to the New Year

Taking a fresh look at the way forward for your Business

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Introducing our Brexit Hub

Updated with the latest information and guidance, the resources in our Brexit Hub will help you to take appropriate steps to plan for and support your workforce - and successfully navigate the transition

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Seasonal Flu vs COVID-19 – what can be done to help support workers through the ‘flu season?

"As their employer, what can I do to help support my workers through the 'flu season?"

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Your Wellness Action Plan - counteracting the COVID impact on worker health

Your plan of action in counteracting the "COVID effect" on Employee health.  

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Back on the Road Again – COVID safety for vehicles

Your COVID-19 work vehicle risk assessment - what should be in it and the steps you should take to protect your drivers

 

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Your Business H&S – don’t leave it to chance!

While many businesses have had to face massive changes in the way they work, the need to cover basic health and safety requirements in the workplace remains the same

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Meeting the challenges of returning to work

How to successfully encourage staff to return to work - and get things back to full capacity once they are!

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COVID-19 Compliance - How to avoid getting into hot water!

How to ensure that the resumption of business means continuing to comply with all your legal obligations

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Homeworking – is it the new “office”?

The impact of the coronavirus may cause employers to radically change the way they work - and decide that, for some of their workforce, homeworking may be the answer!

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Supporting Employers to reopen their Business

We want to support Employers to enable staff to feel confident and safe to return to the workplace – so we created the Business Reactivation Toolkit!

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Business Reactivation Toolkit launching this week

Our Business Reactivation Toolkit provides essential guidance on reactivating your business - and the support to help get you there!

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Supporting your Business through COVID-19 – Latest Updates!

Helping to support you through the Coronavirus pandemic - and for what comes after!

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Supporting your Business through COVID-19

Here we give hard-pressed employers some valuable resources to help your business through COVID-19!

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H&S after Brexit – “What do I do now?”

We say that "A safer business is a better business" - so how can you, in transition period, take a fresh approach to your workplace H&S to help you achieve your profit-making potential?

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How to avoid Christmas party pitfalls

Now is the time for seasonal festivities to begin in earnest. So here are a few things to consider to ensure your festivities go with a swing - and not a bang!!!

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Defending your business against flooding

The rain keeps coming, and with it the potential to devastate businesses! So what can you do to enable your organisation to survive the impact of flood?

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Is your office making you sick?

"Sick building syndrome" appears to be making a comeback - affecting both the physical and mental wellbeing of office workers as well as impacting on productivity

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Work related burnout - is your business going up in flames?

Here we look at Work Related Burnout - what it is and how to best deal with it - before it has a significant impact on your business!

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Time for Repairs and Renovations?

When arranging for work to be done on your premises here are some important things to be aware of to ensure your premises remain a safe working environment

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Protecting the Public against Killer Businesses!

In 2018 100 members of the public were fatally injured in incidents connected with work.

Ensure that your work does not put the public at risk - and that you don't become a Killer Business!

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Lone Working - Out of sight, NOT out of mind

Ensuring the safety of your lone workers

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Safeguarding your Vacant Property

Helping you reduce the risk of loss or damage to your vacant property - and ensure you can provide maximum protection for your very important asset!

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Health & Safety Compliance: have you got what it takes?

Take the confusion out of Health & Safety compliance - and maximise on the site services helping you build your own in-house H&S competency

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Health & Safety Compliance – have you got what it takes?

Take the confusion out of H&S compliance - and maximise on the site services helping you build your own in-house H&S competency

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Tackling Workplace Mental Health Issues

Here we look at the most common cause of Workplace Mental Health issues - and what you, as an employer, can do to address them.

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Cutting Costs by Reducing Risks

Health and Safety is a vital issue for all employers to address. It helps to safeguard your employees and keep your business profitable!

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Cyber Attacks: How to protect your business

Sadly Cyber-attacks are now part of life - and can cause terminal damage to your organisation!

Here we look at some basics to help understand Cyber Risk better.

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Cyber Attacks: How to protect your business?

Sadly Cyber-attacks are now part of life - and can cause terminal damage to your organisation!

Here we look at some basics to help understand Cyber Risk better.

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Weather-proofing your Property

Take appropriate action now to weather-proof your property and ensure you don't fall foul of the havoc that the winter weather may wreak!

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The Hidden Costs of Accidents

If the number of reported no-fatal and fatal injuries and incidences of work-related ill-health are in decline then why have costs to business risen so significantly?

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Protecting Staff from Workplace Diseases

One person dies of a work-related cancer every hour in the UK - from diseases that are largely predictable and preventable!

So, what action can you take to stop these killer diseases blighting the health of your staff?

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Safeguarding your Building

If you are responsible for property, whether occupied by your own business or by someone else, here are some fundamental things to get right to improve the safeguarding of your building.

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Keeping your Cool in a Heatwave!

The current heatwave presents major risks to workers.

So it's essential to ensure that adequate provision has been made to protect staff and to check that what is already in place, is working.

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Protecting against the threats of Fire & Water

Recently the news has been dominated by stories of tragic deaths caused by Fire and Water (i.e. Legionnaire's disease), much of the focus being on - why did these deaths occur when they were actually avoidable?

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Enjoy your risk-free Fun Day!

So you’re planning a works Family Day and hoping that the sun will shine. But, while you can’t control the weather, you can ensure planned activities are safe - and that people will be able to enjoy a risk-free day!....read more »
 
How the Feel-good Factor can make for Better Business

We all know that a happy and healthy workforce means better business. But, as an Employer, how can you encourage and support the wellbeing of your staff? ....read more »
 
Focus on Fire

Fire can be a major cause of loss to an organisation and could be its biggest risk. And in this unseasonal bout of cold weather, risks from fire can be even greater.....read more »
 
Top prosecutions in 2017 - the cost of getting it wrong!

It is now 2 years since the introduction of the new sentencing guidelines and the tougher penalties for health and safety and corporate manslaughter offences. Since its arrival the number and size of fines has gone through the roof! ....read more »
 
From Revolution to Evolution – a century of changing attitudes to H&S

From the Red Revolution to current day – how have our attitudes to Health and Safety changed? And what impact will the H&S issues of tomorrow’s working world have on your business?....read more »
 
Successfully surviving the festive season!

Now’s the time for seasonal festivities to begin in earnest. So here are a few things to consider to ensure your festivities go with a swing – and not a bang!!!....read more »
 
Could your drivers be at risk?

With erratic weather conditions and low light levels, this time of year can be particularly hazardous to drivers. So is it time to review your policies and procedures for staff who drive for your business?....read more »
 
Safeguarding against the Hazards of Fire!

Our brief guide to the basics of fire safety - to help you understand your responsibilities, set up the right procedures, and ensure your business has adequate and appropriate fire safety measures in place.....read more »
 
Training – getting the best from your people

Suitable and timely training will enable staff to not only be more effective in their job role; they will get greater satisfaction from doing it. So training not only helps build your skills base – it helps staff retention as well.....read more »
 
Training – getting the best from your people

Suitable and timely training will enable staff to not only be more effective in their job role; they will get greater satisfaction from doing it. So training not only helps build your skills base – it helps staff retention as well.....read more »
 
Working safely - going back to basics

When half of workers don’t know basic HS rules or take them seriously - what can you do as their employer to ensure they don’t put themselves in danger? Perhaps it’s a matter of going back to basics?....read more »
 
Is Your Business a healthy place to work – or deadly!

Whether you work in a high risk industry or not, your workplace still has the potential of being a killer! But, as an employer, it’s not just a case of identifying the potential hazards to health – it’s also recognising the opportunities to make it a healthier, and more profitable, place to work!....read more »
 
Safeguarding your Business in uncertain times

In these uncertain times protecting your business from the “unexpected” is vital if you are to ensure your business will successfully recover from a major incident. So if you think of Business Continuity as just more red tape - you may want to think again!....read more »
 
Workplace Safety – is your Business at Risk?

If you feel in the dark about identifying workplace risks and how to tackle them, our newly enhanced Self-Assessment questionnaire can help bring you into the light!....read more »
 
Don’t let this be You!

The HSE prosecution of company directors has trebled since the introduction of the New Sentencing Guidelines.....read more »
 
Cyber attack - "What chance have I got!"

While world powers and global organisations struggle to fend off cyber-attacks on their international operations, you may well think “What chance have I got to protect my business from such onslaught?”....read more »
 
Cyber Attack - what chance have I got?

While world powers and global organisations are struggling to block international attacks on their political agencies, energy producers and infrastructure, you may well think “What chance have I got to protect my business from such onslaught?”....read more »
 
Your glitch-free guide to celebrating the festive season!

It’s not long now before the seasonal festivities begin in earnest - so here are a few things to consider to ensure you and your staff have a trouble free Christmas.....read more »
 
If it’s “severe weather ahead” – is your business ready?

While many of us in the UK are enjoying some glorious autumn weather, now is a good time to review your plans to protect your business against any severe weather in the months ahead!....read more »
 
Sitting is the new Smoking

With a major focus now on the wellbeing of those in work – what changes can you make in your business to improve the health and wellbeing of your staff?....read more »
 
Counting the Cost - Young Workers at Risk

By engaging young people employers play an important part in supporting the development of the next generation of workers. But with that comes responsibility for ensuring those young people, who are more vulnerable than their older colleagues, are protected from harm.....read more »
 
Launch of New Standard for Lone Workers

With the anticipated publication in September of the new Standard for Lone Workers* - perhaps now is a good time to take a fresh look at how to best protect staff who work alone.....read more »
 
Engaging the next generation of Workers

Now that’s school’s out it’s that time of year when youngsters are thinking about their future…. and employers get numerous requests to take on young workers and apprentices.....read more »
 
How to protect your Business in this Time of Change

Since the EU’s “Six Pack” became the cornerstone of business health and safety, over 23 years ago, there has been a significant change in the way companies’ access the support needed to manage business risk today.....read more »
 
Protecting your Business in this Time of Change

Since the EU’s “Six Pack” became the cornerstone of business health and safety, over 23 years ago, there has been a significant change in the way companies access the support needed to manage business risk today.....read more »
 
Counting the Cost – Transportation Safety

Whatever sector your business operates in, vehicles will invariably be part of it. Whether involving transportation or onsite plant - from a "man in a van" to HGV's; pool cars to construction plant - some issue around vehicle safety will usually be featuring in the press. ....read more »
 
Keeping healthy this summer

Yes summer’s nearly here – and most people hope it’ll be a hot and sunny one! But with the sun and heat comes major risks to workers. So now’s the time to take steps to ensure their safety.....read more »
 
Personal Protective Equipment – latest news!

Inadequate protection for workers can increase the risk of accident, injury or long term health issues - and for the employer possible HS prosecutions of £30k or more!....read more »
 
Ensuring the fun doesn’t turn to tragedy

If you’re involved in or planning an outdoor activity – whether as a professional leisure business or just as a treat for staff – now is the time to review the H&S aspects of your plan.....read more »
 
Re-thinking Health and Safety

Is 2016 the year for you to rethink H&S - with an increased focus on "health" and a more positive approach to "safety"?....read more »
 
Minimising the Effects of Flooding on your Business

The rain keeps coming – and with it the potential to devastate businesses! So what can you do to enable your business to survive the impact of flood?....read more »
 
Counting the Cost - Increased fines and jail sentences in 2016

Probably the most significant development in 2016 will be the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences and corporate manslaughter which take effect in February. ....read more »
 
Cutting through the complications of HS Regulation

From the outcome of this autumn’s major conferences, committees and survey results concerning H&S in the Workplace, the message is clear - don’t add more complications to H&S legislation!....read more »
 
Keeping your Lone Workers safe

With the darker evenings drawing in and the recent release of the British Security Industry Association’s guide to lone worker services, now may be an especially opportune time to take a fresh look at your provision for staff who work alone.....read more »
 
HS Construction News Special

1) Berkley Group funding “Bright Ideas” to improve safety in Construction Industry. 2) Off-site manufacture to revolutionise house-building industry ....read more »
 
“What’s it got to do with me?” – changing the H&S psychology

How far can we attribute people’s attitude to H&S as the reason accidents occur – or is a “blame culture” still blinding us all (including accident investigators) to the true nature of why some incidents occur? And if it is attitude that we need to address – what’s the best way to go about building a proactive H&S culture.....read more »
 
Counting the Cost - Turning a Blind Eye

Ignorance is no excuse for accidents occurring. But how do we deal with those who are aware of the risks yet still “turn a blind eye” - when it is clear what the potential consequences of their inaction could be?....read more »
 
“Is your workplace a killer?”

We often refer to “working for a living” yet, for some workers, their workplace could be “the death of them”! ........ And it’s not just accidents that occur while they’re working that is the issue – more often it can be the workplace itself or the actual act of working that is of greatest danger to them.....read more »
 
Vacation – or just another work location?

Whether it’s in relation to our own holidays or trying to compensate for colleagues who are away on vacation – summertime can be a particularly stressful time for the average British worker!....read more »
 
Counting the Cost - Poor Practices

Whether it's "making do" with the wrong bit of kit, pushing material / equipment beyond its designed capacity / limits or leaving untrained or unsupervised people to "get on with it" Poor Practices can take many guises - and can be the cause of, often serious and sometimes fatal, accidents.....read more »
 
Keeping Staff Safe from the Foreign Peril!

Whether it’s using inferior foreign imports of PPE or encountering poor H&S standards at holiday destinations abroad – it’s important you ensure your staff are clued up to the potential hazards....read more »
 
Driving Licence Verification – all change from the 8th June 2015!

From the 8th June the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will have no legal status - Employers will need to use a new system to check the validity of their staff to drive vehicles on behalf of the company.....read more »
 
The Biggest Killers in the Workplace!

On this “Workers Memorial Day” we look at the UK’s 5 most dangerous jobs plus one of the biggest killers in the workplace – and how it could be affecting your workers....read more »
 
If you’re thinking of replacing that old kitchen - you need to think CDM! & Be careful what you eat! New ruling to help the UK’s 2m allergen sufferers

• From 6th April the old Construction Design and Management Regulations are being replaced to make it easier for everyone involved to understand what is needed to do the job safely • New Food Standards Agency ruling means businesses such as catering outlets, deli counters, bakeries and sandwich bars have to provide allergy information on food ....read more »
 
Launching "Counting the Cost" News

In addition to our regular news articles, to alert you to changes in legislation and current “hot topics”, we are delighted to launch our new “Counting the Cost” news, to be published in the weeks between your regular updates. Each week will focus on a common topic and will include several case studies from varying backgrounds, on which recent judgements have been made. We’ll give a brief synopsis of each case – what occurred, who was involved and what were the consequences.....read more »
 
Police crackdown on drivers under the influence of drugs

From today (2nd March 2015) Rule 96 of the Highway Code, regarding driving under the influence of drugs or medicine, has undergone a major change - with an emphasis on the concentrations of certain drugs in the blood stream of drivers.....read more »
 
Launch of new “Ask the Expert” - for your ease of use and extra security!

We’re changing, with immediate effect, our Ask the Expert system – making it easier to use and more secure for you....read more »
 
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Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited (Company No. 856706) (FRN 304295) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England at Shurdington Road, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire GL51 4UE. This can be checked on the Financial Services Register by visiting register.fca.org.uk