FSB Study Shows Sickness Absence Costing Small Firms £1,500 Annually

New data released by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) states that in the last one-year illness related non-attendance has cost small companies an average of £1,500 each, while for almost 9% it cost not less than £5,000. Pointing to this needless cost affecting the normal functioning and growth of small firms, the FSB has recommended the Government to initiate a relief for them, which can aid them in reclaiming their statutory sick pay (SSP). Continue reading

Speedibake’s PePE Gets the Coveted Award for Safety

Speedibake is the producer of frozen bakery items for chief hypermarkets and food service agencies in West Yorkshire. They have an employee base that is multicultural and multilingual speaking more than 13 languages. This PePE facilitates to put across the safety instructions for them capably, regardless of the language barriers. Continue reading

21% UK Staffs Are So Stressed About Their Job

A new study on stress claims that a fifth of UK workers are so stressed about their work that leaving their job is always on their minds.

The study conducted by OPP, a leader in business psychology found 30% of the employees among the over 1,000 surveyed, to be feeling quite stressed out with their profession. On the same lines, 21% of the employees frequently had the thought of walking out from their job. Continue reading

HSE Comes Up with New Initiative to Reduce Slips and Falls at the Workplace

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has come up with a new strategy to curb the increasing number of workplace-related accidents in Britain arising from ‘slips, trips and falls’.

HSE’s latest move comes after it was revealed that 40 workers had died in 2009 due to ‘slip, trip and fall’ accidents in the workplace. The same type of mishaps also left more than 15,000 workers with grievous injuries, and led to nearly 30,000 workers taking more than three days of leave from work. Continue reading