Gavin Scarr Hall - Director of Health and Safety
Recent Blog Posts By Gavin Scarr Hall - Director of Health and Safety
Can my employee take time off work for period pain?
You’re about to start work when you get a call from your employee. It’s that time of the month, they say. And they tell you they’ve spent most of the ... Read More
Do I have to allow staff to take time off and work flexibly during Ramadan?
Later this month, many Muslims will be observing Ramadan. And if this includes any of your staff, be aware that they may struggle to manage their work... Read More
New fire safety regulations: do they affect you?
As of 23rd January 2023, there are new fire safety regulations for certain buildings. How many of these new rules apply to you will depend on the type... Read More
Beyond Blue Monday: the wellbeing support your staff actually need
According to HSE, businesses lost more working days in 2021/22 to stress, depression and anxiety disorders than any other type of work-related ill hea... Read More
Elon Musk: what HR lines has the Twitter CEO crossed?
Elon Musk told Twitter employees via email that they would need to commit to working ‘long hours at high intensity’ or ‘leave’ as part of his dramatic... Read More
Black Friday: how to keep productivity up when prices drop…
Black Friday is nearly upon us. It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the year. And an utter nightmare for HR and health & safety if em... Read More
What are your health and safety training needs?
There are risks in every workplace, whether it’s a busy construction site or a quiet, one-room office. Training is a vital tool in managing health and... Read More
Asbestos: how to manage a hidden danger
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fibre, phenomenally resistant to chemicals, heat, water, and electricity, making it seem ideal as an insulat... Read More
How to avoid sacrificing staff safety when cutting back on energy costs
Amid the ongoing energy crisis, business owners are desperate to start bringing their costs down. And this desperation may lead to some questionable e... Read More
Want to reduce workplace absences by 45%?
So, you want to reduce absences in your workplace? Well, this is one of the many benefits of having an employee assistance programme (EAP). With risi... Read More
Are your fire doors safe? Your five-step checklist
The fire doors in Grenfell Tower didn’t work as they should have, according to inquiry findings. Which is why they couldn’t hold the fire off long eno... Read More