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Christmas - A Health & Safety Checklist

01/12/2010 - 00:12

Christmas is a time for celebration and enjoyment, and a time to spend with your family around you. It is not a time to be spent in hospital or sorting out the company premises with the fire brigade. There are a few simple checks that your business can do to make sure that Christmas is a happy and...

Christmas 2010

26/11/2010 - 11:11

For many companies the arrangements will be well underway for festive celebrations. These events provide an excellent opportunity to congratulate staff for their achievements and to recognise employees' efforts during a difficult year for businesses.Whilst the majority of events will go smoothly...

Snow Disruption - What are an employer's rights?

24/11/2010 - 11:11

It is that time of year again when heavy snow and ice is likely to cause much disruption to businesses across the UK. The MET office has warned that the current cold weather is likely to last for some time to come and it is only December!At your workplace, you may find that as a result of the weather,...

Latest HSE Figures - East of England is a safer place to work

23/11/2010 - 12:11

Fewer people in the East of England are dying or being seriously injured at work, according to figures for 2009/10 released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE):There were 2,298 serious workplace injuries recorded in the region last year compared to 2,359 in 2008/9 and 10 deaths - 2 fewer than the...

Fewer deaths and injuries in manufacturing - improvement still needed

23/11/2010 - 11:11

According to the latest figures released by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), fewer people employed in manufacturing are being injured or killed by their work.Between April 2009 and March 2010, the number of reported major injuries, such as amputations or broken bones fell by eleven percent from...

Gas Safe Register - Only use legally registered workmen

23/11/2010 - 11:11

A self-employed plumber from Bury St Edmunds has been prosecuted after carrying out illegal work on gas boilers that was so bad it put his customers' lives at risk.Michael Gallimore admitted breaching health and safety laws at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court. Mr Gallimore had also falsely claimed...

Health & Safety - The Essentials for Managers, Directors and Owners

01/10/2010 - 00:10

What are my responsibilities as an owner/manager of a organisation with regards to Health & Safety? What will the Health & Safety enforcement agencies be looking for if they inspect my organisation? How can I minimise, as far as reasonably practicable, the chances of accidents occurring in my...

Have your say on needless laws and government red tape

14/07/2010 - 00:07

My company, Park City, continues to strive, on behalf of the employer, to reduce the burden of employment law that may in some cases hold businesses back. Particularly at a time when business leaders actually need to be free to concentrate on developing their businesses, in order to emerge strongly from...

How to form a successful team

01/07/2010 - 00:07

“None of us is as smart as all of us” – Ken Blanchard The importance of teamwork in reaching goals and objectives has really been highlighted in recent weeks. England, France and Italy have all crashed out of the World Cup despite being made up of fantastic individual performers...

Managing Stress in the workplace

30/04/2010 - 00:04

In a recent Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Employee Outlook Survey, it was found that the proportion of people in the UK who are satisfied with their job has increased from 26% in 2006 to 46% in 2009. However, the survey also suggests that the current economic climate is affecting...

General Election 2010 & Businesses: What would each party do for your company if they are elected?

20/04/2010 - 00:04

With the General Election just days away, Park City have put together this guide for you that highlights what the three largest parties plan to do for UK businesses if they are elected, with special attention paid to changes inemployment law:THE LABOUR PARTYSince 1997, Labour has introduced the minimum...

Managing Political Activities in the Workplace

10/04/2010 - 00:04

With the election a few days away, you may find that you have employees who would like to demonstrate their allegiance to particular political parties or actively campaign for a chosen party. These activities can be problematical for employers. Park City have produced this brief guide for employers to...

World Cup 2010

01/04/2010 - 00:04

The FIFA World Cup 2010 is still a few weeks away, and yet now is the time to start planning and preparing for how you will manage your company and your employees during this month long event, which runs from 11th June to the 11th July. Park City have put together this information for employers which...

Fit notes

31/03/2010 - 00:03

On April 6th 2010, the new ‘Fit Note’ will replace the ‘Sick Note’. In this document, Park City have listed employers’ frequently asked questions, the key differences between the old and new system and importantly, how the new fit notes will impact on your business: Q....

First Aid FAQs

15/03/2010 - 00:03

Q. Does an “appointed person” need to have First Aid Training? A. There is no requirement to give an appointed person First Aid training. Their role is to know what to do and to take charge in an emergency, including calling the emergency services. They should also make sure that the first...

Confidential helplines must be exactly that

05/03/2010 - 00:03

I am sure that many of you will have seen the allegations of bullying made against Gordon Brown in the news last week. Whether or not this is found to be the case, bullying, discrimination and harassment in the workplace is completely unacceptable. My company, Park City, have produced this free guide...

Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination at Work FAQs

15/02/2010 - 00:02

In light of the recent allegations regarding a ‘bullying culture’ at 10 Downing Street, Park City have produced this FAQ document to help you, the employer, recognise and manage bullying and discrimination if it is found to exist in your workplace. Q. What is bullying at work? The Chartered...


01/02/2010 - 00:02

What is Mediation?Mediation is a method of dealing with workplace conflict. It can be an effective way of resolving an area of conflict between two parties or preventing an existing issue from escalating further. Mediation can be a relatively speedy and cost effective way of resolving workplace disputes,...

HR Howlers - How not to do it...

05/01/2010 - 00:01

It must be said that our experienced HR and Health & Safety consultants have had to deal with some very 'interesting' issues in their careers before working at Park City. As such, we thought you might enjoy reading and viewing some of these "Halloween Howlers". 'Top 10'...

Restructuring and Re-Organisation - 10 Top Tips

03/01/2010 - 00:01

Park City, as an outsourced HR and Health & Safety Consultancy, have provided some simple recession advice and tips, to ensure that businesses can run as efficiently and productively as possible in this difficult economic environment: 1. Meet from afar: Is every business journey necessary?...

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