5th February 2025
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COMPLIANCE MONTH: How proactive approaches to health & safety are paying dividends

Health & Safety (H&S) managers, across both private and public sectors, shoulder a heavy responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of staff and visitors. Compliance with complex regulations forms a critical part of this responsibility. However, the traditional tick-box approach is giving way to a more proactive and risk-based strategy, driven by technological advancements and a […]

BSI publishes new standard designed to safeguard children in out-of-school settings

New guidelines designed to protect the safety of children in out-of-school settings have been published by BSI, applicable to all providers of activities for children and offering a clear framework to embed safeguarding measures into governance, policies and procedural operations. This includes activities that are provided free of charge or at cost, by paid staff or by […]

Look who’s attending the Total Security Summit

The Total Security Summit is a must-attend event for key security buyers and leading solution providers – it takes place later this month and there are only two delegate places left! Taking place on the 19th & 20th March, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, London Heathrow, this free event provides an opportunity for you to […]

BEHAVIOURAL SAFETY MONTH: Understanding the key principles of behavioural safety in the workplace

The pursuit of a safe and healthy workplace is paramount in every industry. While traditional occupational health and safety (OH&S) focuses on eliminating hazards and establishing safety procedures, behavioural safety takes a different approach, delving into the human element behind accidents. The Core Principle: Understanding Behaviour The key principle of behavioural safety lies in the […]

Safer Dance aims to guide venues on reveller safety

Major venues including NEC Group Arenas have signed up to a scheme co-founded by a Coventry University graduate designed to reduce incidents of sexual harassment and help keep revellers safe. Safer Dance, co-founded by Coventry University graduate Jack Young and friend Sam Hennerly, was launched in 2019 and provides venues with a range of resources […]

BSC: ‘New studies show need for tougher domestic regulation on air quality’

The British Safety Council has responded to two new studies by researchers at Harvard University, which found that exposure to even the smallest amounts of harmful particulate matter can have profound and lasting impacts on human health, as well as new lower limits on air pollution set by the European Union (EU).  Peter McGettrick, Chairman […]

If you specialise in health & safety Compliance we want to hear from you!

Each month on Health & Safety Briefing we’re shining the spotlight on a different part of the security market – and in March we’ll be focussing on Compliance. It’s all part of our ‘Recommended’ editorial feature, designed to help health & safety buyers find the best products and services available today. So, if you’re a supplier […]

41% of employers expecting growing demand for mental health support

Mental health will top the list of support most demanded by employees in 2024, according to new research from Towergate Health & Protection.  The research into health and wellbeing support in the workplace asked 500 HR professionals which areas they thought would see the biggest increase in demand for support over the next 12 months. Mental health topped […]

BEHAVIOURAL SAFETY MONTH: Blending best practice and psychology for a safer work environment

Implementing effective workplace behavioural safety is a critical aspect of Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) strategy in both the public and private sectors. This approach focuses on modifying employees’ behaviours to prevent accidents and injuries, promoting a culture of safety that goes beyond mere compliance with regulations. Here are the key pillars for implementing effective […]

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & WELLBEING MONTH: 90% of leaders cite increased productivity through workplace digital signage

New research has found that three in five frontline workers believe information shared on workplace screens helps them to become more engaged with their wider business (61%), more productive (59%) and more data literate (62%). The study, developed by ScreenCloud and Google ChromeOS, sought to discover insights on the tech equity gap between information and deskless workers, and […]