10th October 2018 is World Mental Health Day

There are many Mental Health Awareness courses which are designed to help assist businesses in being able to start conversations about mental health and also support employees who are experiencing mental ill-health. Recent reports suggest that, 60% of employees have experienced a mental health problem due to work and that 31% have been formally diagnosed with a mental health issue.

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Working at Height Using Scaffolding, Mobile Towers and Ladders

 work at height regulations 2005

Statistics show that falls from height are the most common cause of fatal injury and the second most common cause of major injury to employees. Companies are required to take all reasonable steps to provide a safe working environment for all employees who may be affected by work at height activities. This post covered key pieces of Work at Height Regulations 2005 legislation.

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Flexible working

work life balance legislation UK

The Flexible Working Regulations 2014 and the Employment Rights Act 1996 are the key work life balance legislation UK. An effective and efficient workforce is key to the success of any business and is reliant on having the right people with the necessary skills and experience to carry out the required tasks.

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Workplace Mental Health Awareness

mental health employment support

According to the BBC Scotland Health Correspondent, it is estimated that more than one in three people are affected by a mental health problem each year, with the most commonly reported illnesses in Scotland being depression and anxiety. In addition it has been found that on average 1 in 3 GP appointments relate to a mental health problem (BBC, 2016).

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