STAFF SAFETY

— Jan 20, 2022

Keeping an eye on safety during times of staff shortages

Naz Dossa, CEO of technology safety specialists, Peoplesafe, suggests ways in which managers can ensure their staff are safe at work as they cope with staff shortages.

— Feb 22, 2022

Violence against staff and your duty of care

As the general public return to stores with more confidence, retailers should remind themselves of their duty of care obligations to staff. Naz Dossa, CEO, Peoplesafe, talks through how to meet duty of care requirements and what future developments to be aware of.

— Mar 28, 2022

Body Worn Cameras - an effective way to keep staff safe

It may be small, but the body worn camera is certainly mighty when it comes to defusing a volatile situation.

— Apr 26, 2022

Health and safety law - know your position

As an employer, you must protect your workers and others from getting hurt or ill through work-related activities. However, no one has to actually be harmed for an offence to be committed under the Health & Safety At Work Act: there only has to be a risk of harm.

— May 30, 2022

In-store safety - the importance of a strong safety culture

All employers have a responsibility and duty of care to ensure that staff feel safe and supported at work, the first step being to make sure that they are aware of potential workplace dangers and equipped with the skills and resources to mitigate risk to their personal safety and wellbeing.

— Jun 29, 2022

Protect Duty legislation - where do you stand and what can you do now to prepare?

New Protect Duty legislation will introduce a statutory duty for the owners and operators of publicly accessible locations to take appropriate and proportionate measures to protect the public from terrorist attacks.

— Jul 27, 2022

Safety is a key concern for employees, which could lead to further recruitment crises. Could employers be doing more?

A landmark study into perceptions of personal safety at work has revealed that 6.8 million workers worry about their safety each week, while most employers are underestimating the level of concern.

— Aug 30, 2022

Keeping staff safe during the cost-of-living crisis

Violence and abuse against retail workers tripled over the pandemic and the situation could be worsening as a result of the cost-of-living crisis. So, how can retailers keep staff safer?

— Sep 20, 2022

Is the retail sector facing a well-being crisis?

How happy are people working in retail? Not happy enough, a new study conducted by the Retail Trust suggests.

— Oct 25, 2022

Are employers doing enough to protect retail cleaning staff?

Typically, commercial cleaners work in teams to cover larger premises; nevertheless, they often work in isolation cleaning different rooms, areas, or levels within a building. According to health and safety legislation, it is the retailer’s duty to assess all risks to the health and safety of all employees and contractors - many cleaners in a retail setting are hired via an external agency.

— Nov 29, 2022

The retailers making it their business to invest in safety

Head of Profit Protection at The Works, David Pardoe, speaks about one strategy he is employing to increase staff safety.