Improving Productivity by Investing in Wellbeing

Productivity in the UK ONS statistics in 2018 showed that ‘UK workers are taking the lowest number of sick-days on record’. At the same time the ONS estimated that labour productivity, the amount of output produced per hour worked or per worker, had ‘fallen by 0.4 per cent in the first three months of 2018’. […]

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Office Administrator Role Available

We’re on the hunt for a part-time Office Administrator to join the team at our Glasgow office. We’re looking for an intelligent and self‐motivated person who can support our consultants in providing excellent service to our clients. We’re a small team, which means that you can get involved in lots of different aspects of the […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Controlling Legionella

What is Legionella? Legionella is a type of bacteria frequently found in natural water systems like rivers and ponds, but usually in low enough numbers that they rarely cause problems to humans. But in purpose-built water systems, conditions can mean that the bacteria multiply, becoming a cause of illness. This can include the obvious industrial type of facility like […]

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Beginner’s Guide to DSE Assessments

Why are DSE Assessments so important? These days, most of us spend a huge amount of time working on a computer, on our tablets or our phones. In fact there are many workers who use computers and display screen equipment (DSE) for the entirety of their working day. So it’s important to ensure that we’re working in a […]

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Amalgamate is a finalist for a GO Award!

We’re delighted to have been selected as a finalist for the GO Best Service Award: Micro and Small Businesses and Third Sector Organisations. The GO Awards recognise excellence in public procurement: “The effective delivery of public services is dependent on a robust, vibrant and innovative supply chain. The GO Best Service Award for Micro and Small […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Manual Handling

What is Manual Handling and why is it important? Manual Handling is the term used to refer to a variety of physical movements, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying. If any of these tasks are not carried out properly there can be a risk of injury. Many work-related musculoskeletal injuries are caused by poor manual handling. […]

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Career Opportunity – CDM Advisor/Principal Designer

Ref: PD1809 Job Type: Flexible Salary Range: £30 – 40k There’s currently an opportunity for a Principal Designer/CDM Advisor to join our team in Glasgow, helping  to deliver our services across Scotland. We’re an established specialist health and safety consultancy, with clients in a wide variety of industries, for both public and private sectors. The role will involve acting […]

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Horrible Health and Safety Histories: Match Manufacturing

When we think of the nineteenth century we tend to think of it as the age of steam – the age of the steam engine, steam-powered factories, and iron and steelworks. In order to produce this steam, an easy source of ignition was needed. Up until the nineteenth century, fires would be lit with a […]

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Grenfell Tower Update – Dame Judith Hackitt’s Report

It has been just over a year since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the worst residential fire in the UK since World War 2. It has also been just over a year since, in response, Dame Judith Hackitt – former chair of the HSE – was asked to undertake an independent review of the effectiveness of […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Occupational Health Services

The Benefits of Occupational Health Services to Employers Each year in the UK approximately 137 million working days are lost due to sickness absence, costing UK businesses in the region of £16 billion per year. This averages out to about 6 days off per person per year due to sickness, but the reality is that […]

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