Health & Safety

Your COVID-19 Risk Assessment

In England, decisions on whether or not workplaces should reopen have passed from government to employers. Meanwhile, in Scotland a more cautious approach has seen homeworking remain the default position. Even so, in all the UK nations, more and more workplaces are opening as lockdown is eased. But Coronavirus (COVID-19) has not gone away; and… Continue reading Your COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

Adopting wellbeing can help tackle your organisational malaise

In these challenging times, with tight budgets, pressure from funders, further cuts to local services, and the continued uncertainty of how Brexit will play out, an organisational malaise can take hold, affecting everyone from the chief executive to your volunteers. But when the going gets tough, the leadership of an organisation needs to get going… Continue reading Adopting wellbeing can help tackle your organisational malaise

Health & Safety

Effective charity management is the key to good health and safety

Sometimes ridiculed, sometimes completely ignored, often misunderstood. Yet health and safety is a vital everyday issue that needs to be managed. Because when it is properly managed, it isn’t complicated; and unless you are faced with some particularly high risk hazards, it does not require specialist equipment and highly involved procedures. So why do some… Continue reading Effective charity management is the key to good health and safety

Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

Trusting and empowering staff is a first step towards reducing stress

Many years ago, going to work filled me with dread. I became ill, taking sick leave to cope with severe anxiety and physical symptoms such as dizziness and nausea. The problem was workplace stress. The cause was my manager. I ended up leaving that job and haven’t experienced any such problems since. But sadly, workplace… Continue reading Trusting and empowering staff is a first step towards reducing stress