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Substance misuse in the workplace: good cop or bad cop?

Posted by Gemma Nightingale on Nov 16, 2016 5:27:20 PM

You want to do right by your employees.  This involves being understanding when they go through hard times, after all, we’ve all been there, right?

But realistically, there is a limit to how understanding you can be when it comes to drugs, alcohol or other substance misuse. It damages health, causes absenteeism and reduces productivity. Worse still, an employee with alcohol or drugs in their system can have severely impaired judgement and concentration.  This increases the risk of accidents and incidents in the workplace.  Turning a blind eye would contravene the Health and Safety at Work Act...

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Topics: Health & Safety, substance misuse, alcohol policy, narcotics at work

[Infographic] The true cost of workplace accidents

Posted by Tristan Dorman on Oct 21, 2016 12:50:37 PM

 

Following on from last weeks popular blog the HSE's most dangerous places to work we bring you another infographic detailing the true cost of work place accidents (*hint, it's not just the cost to productivity & potential law suits).

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[Interactive graphic] HSE's most dangerous places to work

Posted by Tristan Dorman on Oct 11, 2016 4:57:12 PM

This week we bring you an interactive graphic pulling together all the latest findings from the HSE Statistics Report and detailing the most dangerous places to work the UK, with some surprising results. 

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Topics: work related stress

6 ways managers can help prevent stress

Posted by Tristan Dorman on Sep 23, 2016 12:36:28 PM

Stress happens to every working professional, whether they know it or not. With the rise of the connected workforce, the working day is no longer the traditional 9-5. This effects not only productivity, but also working relationships too. 

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Topics: work related stress

6 Funny Warning Signs That Will Brighten Up Your Day

Posted by Elliott Seaton on Sep 6, 2016 10:43:40 AM

At 3Sixty Systems, we like to think that we provide useful and interesting content to the world of Health & Safety. However, we all need a good laugh every now and again (even at work!) so we put together this post to give your day a little twist...

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Topics: HSE, warning signs, safety signs

How Automated Management Systems Improve H&S

Posted by Abigail Moss on Aug 22, 2016 4:26:12 PM

Perhaps you have heard stories (both good and bad) about Health and Safety Management Systems, maybe you’re already using a system or maybe you simply prefer the old fashioned spreadsheet way. Whatever you have heard or experienced, a H&S Management System does in fact enable you to comply with regulations and other requirements more efficiently.  It will help your business minimize injuries and occupational illnesses, and it will help keep your costs down.

There are definitely some expenses and some risks with implementing a H&S management system, we cannot deny that, but most costs and risks are offset by the good that comes from implementing a H&S management system with automation features.

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Topics: management system, health and safety, automated workflow software

Digital Health and Safety [Guide]

Posted by Abigail Moss on Aug 16, 2016 9:56:46 AM

H&S isn't just about physical safety, it's important to be aware of your digital safety too... Cyber security is often pushed aside in the workplace and at home. Many people seem to believe that data breaches and cyber-attacks only happen to big companies. However, the truth is anyone can be hacked even your personal devices which you may not even use for work purposes.

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Topics: health and safety systems, cyber security

Why moving to the cloud is essential for Health and Safety

Posted by Abigail Moss on Jul 28, 2016 3:48:47 PM

Working in health and safety can be tough when it comes down to logging accidents & incidents, creating reports, attaching incident files along with many more things to do. 

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Topics: management software, health and safety software, cloud, cloud hosted, cloud software

The Hairy Arsed Builder's guide to stress management [VIDEO]

Posted by Elliott Seaton on Jul 28, 2016 9:42:13 AM

Stress has been identified as a common issue for employees and it has become a real Health & Safety matter...

Dave Lee (aka The Hairy Arsed Builder) has released a video on YouTube, sharing his thoughts on stress management, with particular focus on the construction industry. He also has a couple of great tips for managing stress that we can all take an board...

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Electrical Safety at Work

Posted by Abigail Moss on Jul 27, 2016 12:11:55 PM

Electricity is a familiar and necessary part of everyday life. Essential as it is, it also presents a very real danger to people and property. In the workplace, there are some simple but essential safety precautions to take when working with, or near, electricity.

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Topics: health and safety, electrical safety

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