Opinion

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    Reimagining the office of the future

    Since lockdown in March 2020, many organisations have quickly pivoted to remote work as the norm regardless of their previous capabilities and setups.

    By Mike Robinson on 10 May 2021

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    Managing road risk: the growing role of technology

    Nineteen per cent of workplace fatalities occur from being struck by a moving vehicle, which is an average of 26 fatal injuries per year, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual statistics report for 2019/20.

    By Emma Evans, Pinsent Masons on 10 May 2021

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    Mental health first aid training should be a legal requirement

    As we look back at the 20th century, it is clear that our understanding of physical health grew exponentially, from the now common use of X-rays to the lifesaving vaccines which have defined the past year in our battle against Covid.

    By Dean Russell MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Watford on 29 April 2021

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    Put people first

    With research showing the pandemic has negatively affected people’s mental wellbeing, supporting the emotional health of your staff has never been more important.

    By Samantha Peters, Being Well Together on 19 April 2021

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    Tackling stress

    April is Stress Awareness Month, when we raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress pandemic.

    By Mike Robinson on 16 April 2021

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    Air pollution: we must protect outdoor workers

    While dealing with the Covid pandemic has taken centre stage, another even more life-threatening issue has continued to worsen – that of air pollution.

    By Mick Holder, TUCAN on 16 April 2021

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    No jab, no job? Unlikely for now

    Companies in the UK are looking to implement ‘no jab, no job’ employment contracts for current and future employees. Will this be the future?

    By Karen Holden, A City Law Firm on 01 April 2021

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    The challenges of regulation and its enforcement

    Any post-Brexit review of the UK’s health and safety laws must not result in a watering down of workers’ rights, argues Mike Robinson.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 23 March 2021

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    The UK government should fund all cladding removal

    The government’s recently announced plan to fund the removal of unsafe cladding from residential buildings over 18 metres does not go far enough.

    By Jonathan O’Neill, Fire Protection Association on 17 March 2021

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    The UK's cladding crisis is far from over

    A shortage of contractors to remove flammable cladding from high rise apartment buildings means people will be living in potentially unsafe homes for years to come.

    By Nigel Glen, Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) on 03 March 2021