Health and safety can be a difficult and complex area to try to get to grips with. Laws are dry, lengthy documents that seem to be written by lawyers for lawyers, and policies and manuals tend to be littered with jargon. On top of this, legal requirements are different in every country and are continually being discussed, debated, and updated. Not only this, but the media constantly runs stories about unreasonable rules businesses have passed based on fictitious health and safety legislation. It is easy to see why people feel disconnected from health and safety and often see it as more of a hindrance than a help.
Here at Amalgamate we want to put the human element back into health and safety. We recognise that it’s individuals, not computers, that have to understand and manage health and safety on a day-to-day basis, and so we believe in making health and safety as simple and relevant as we possibly can.
In this section of our website you will find straightforward guides on health and safety requirements, practical information, advice, and tips on dealing with common health and safety hurdles, as well as discussions of real and prospective updates to legislation and what they will mean for you.
Our accessible guides that break down health and safety requirements for businesses to help you understand what you need to be doing and how to go about doing it.
Helpful articles on everything from information about the risks of working with lead paint and the dangers of legionella, to tips on safe travelling for work and thought-provoking pieces on the impact gender has on health and safety at work.
Here we outline recent legislation and guidance changes and discuss the impact they will have and how they may affect you.