How the Gig Economy Impacts UK Health and Safety

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Gig Economy

Health and safety legislation in the UK is constantly evolving. There are many reasons for this, including increasing demands that companies should not put profits ahead of worker health and safety. Another thing that impacts health and safety is changing workplace practices. One of the biggest workplace changes in recent memory is the rise of the gig economy. What are … Read More

It Could Never Happen To Me, Could It?

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Crossrail Construction Project

There were 144 fatal injuries to workers in the UK in the fiscal year period 2015/16. A number, thankfully, with a long term downward trend although a number that seems to be levelling off over recent years. That couldn’t be you could it? I don’t mean one of the 144, but one of the duty holders held responsible for a … Read More

The What and Why of e-permits

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JP Morgan e-permits client

In the first post on ‘e-permit insights’ we covered the basics of what a permit-to-work is and how and when they’re used. Many companies have well-defined processes, traditionally implemented through paper-based systems – the issue with paper-based systems arising as a disconnect between health & safety policy and what is actually happening on the ground. e-permits were developed to reduce … Read More