Are You Sure Your Business is as Safe as You Believe


Most business owners think that their company provides a safe work environment for employees and perhaps even clients who might be visiting the business premises. But are they right? Every year there are thousands of PI claims against business owners with employees rightfully or wrongly arguing that they were forced to operate in an unsafe work environment. These cases are, as it turns out, incredibly easy to win because the law actually favors the employee. Indeed, the situation has become so severe that in the UK the government is acting to put restrictions on PI claims.

For the business owner, this just means it’s important to be absolutely sure that your business is as safe as it can be.

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How to Deal Effectively with Traumatic Incidents in Workplace


Health and safety legislation has made modern workplaces far safer than they were 100 years ago. Major accidents and incidents are rare, but accidents do happen, and small business owners and managers need to have systems in place to deal with the aftermath of such an event. Failure to do so can have serious consequences on your business, employees and yourself. To deal effectively with such incidents you need to understand what you need to do before and after the incident. Here are few tips that will help.

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How Does Weather Impact Your Business


We are all familiar with the impact of bad weather on travel, but have not thought much about how it can have an impact on small business. While weather may not have as much direct impact on small business it does affect them in several ways indirectly. For example, your property may suffer heavy damage during hurricane or your sales may take a hit during a snowstorm when majority of your customers will decide to stay home. There are number of other ways in which weather can have significant impact on your business. Take a look at the rest of the article to find out:

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Safe Workplace: Smart Strategies to Protect Your Eyes on the Job


Workplace health and safety always needs to be a current topic of conversation if you are going to keep up to date with safety legislation and develop a smart strategy for protecting the workforce.

Some of the most commonly reported incidents in the workplace are eye injuries and when you consider how vital your vision is, doing what you can to stay safe should be a priority.

Here are some tips and insights on eye safety. There is an overview of the potential hazards plus a look at what you should do if you wear contact lenses, and details of which type of protection is suited to the work you are doing.

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Comprehensive Guide to Prepare Health and Safety Policy for Small Business


Having a health and safety policy in place is crucial when running a business. It’s a legal requirement to have your policy in writing if you employ five or more people. You should also make sure your policy contains the right information, in case a health and safety inspector pays you a visit.

So, when it comes to putting together your health and safety policy, what should you include?

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Key Ingredients of Restaurant Ventilation Systems


Restaurants need to pay careful attention to ventilation because of the unique nature of their business. It needs to much more efficient compared to other businesses. Maintaining efficient restaurant ventilation helps staff and patrons to be in a comfortable, safe and healthy setting. The quality of the restaurant ventilation can also impact food storage; poorly ventilated areas increase rate of spoiling.

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Importance of Protecting Electrical Cables


In business, taking care of your assets is vital to maintaining their longevity. Your electrical cables are no different. Though it may be easy to install cables and you may not think twice about them, protecting your cables is necessary to maintain their safety, integrity and performance. Taking care of them also means prolonging their lifetime and having a better chance of avoiding any issues that could sneak up on you before you realize what is happening.

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Better Safe than Sorry – How to Create Safe Workplace


As a business owner, keeping the office in complete working order is always one of your main duties. And a large part of that is ensuring that the office is a safe environment to work in. Not only is this a legal concern in most places, but it is a moral one too – and it also happens to help your business when you are as safety-conscious as you can be. Nonetheless, even the most sensible business owner can sometimes struggle with keeping everything – and everyone – safe and sound. After all, how do you really ensure that your office is a safe haven for everybody? To try and answer that, we have put together a few of the essential checklist points for anyone trying to improve the safety of their office. Let’s take a look.

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Best Practices to Keep Your Home and Business Premises Safe


We all want our homes and businesses to be sanctuaries. Places where we can feel uninhibited and safe at all times. No one should ever have to endure the feeling of uneasiness in their own home. To make sure that your home is as safe and comforting as possible you’ll need to take some precautions. There’s no need to hire a full-time security guard or buy a pack of attack dogs. The odds that your family will be in some way adversely affected or your belongings stolen are slim. However, the best way to ensure that things like these never happen is to take some preventative measures.

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How to Secure Business Premises with Additional Security Lighting

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With rising number of computer hacking incidents all the attention is being paid to computer security of businesses. While there is a definite need for online security you should not forget the security of your buildings as well. It is equally damaging if you lose precious items from inside the building instead of online data. You also need to pay attention to the security of your employees who work in the building. Recent incidents of gun violence in the U.S. has increased the need for heightened physical security in and around the building. One of the easiest way to provide this security is by installing security lights to ensure that there is sufficient lighting in all the areas of the building so that the criminals do not take advantage of the darkness to harm your business. There are some important factors you should keep in mind when thinking about installing the security lighting.

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