The Wellbeing Impact of Lone Working

Millions of UK workers work alone, for all or part of the working week. We explain how some home workers can be more at risk of stress than office based employees. How do HSE describer lone working? “Those that work by themselves without close or direct supervision”.  However, the range on types of lone working is not so clear.  Employers … Read More

How GDPR Applies to Accident Reporting?

Under the new GDPR rules, I’ve heard that consent is required to process personal data. How does this affect the collection of information for the accident book? Under GDPR, the first principle is to process all personal data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner. Processing (including collection, recording, organisation, structuring and storage) must have a “lawful basis”. At least … Read More

New CDM15 Health & Safety Test for RIBA Architects

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will over the next twelve months develop a new mandatory test for all UK Chartered Members on “health and safety and building users life safety”. “About time!” says Elizabeth Sinclair, Director of Epica Health & Safety. “Too many times designers do not comply with their duties and responsibilities under Construction (Design and Management) Regulations … Read More