Supporting the mental health of home workers

Even before Covid-19, the statistics surrounding mental health crises made for grim reading. Every week in the UK, 125 people take their own lives, 75% of whom are men under the age of 50. Health experts and charities, including The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), have warned the government that the coming winter could devastate […]

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Innovating to improve safety and wellbeing in construction

Although the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) has suspended routine inspections of construction sites due to Covid-19, it has said that any intervention from concerns or complaints and subsequent action will be taken in accordance with its established enforcement policy. Now that residential and commercial building sites have reopened across the UK, albeit with strict […]

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Checking in on furloughed and shielding staff

A recent study by Oxford University has found shocking impacts from lockdown on physical and mental wellbeing. According to the preliminary findings from the survey conducted by the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO), poor nutrition, and less physical activity, had a serious impact on mental health in England. The survey reveals: A stark […]

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Harnessing AI to protect workers from injury must be a priority as online shopping booms

AI to protect workers An extraordinary rise in work related injuries to warehouse and delivery staff, as a result of the UK’s biggest spike in online retailing, poses a threat to economic recovery unless there’s an evolution in materials handling practices. That’s the prediction of Luton-based Stanley, which is advocating the use of artificial intelligence […]

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