Property Owners Risk Management Directors Briefing

Property owners may or may not occupy the property that they own. They may occupy part of the property and have tenants in other parts, or they may be remote landlords, not occupying the property at all. If the property is multi-tenanted there are likely to be common areas over which the owner will have some form of control. This Directors Briefing takes you through the risks, a case study, reopening an empty property, relevant legislation, the key safety risk areas and how they are managed.

Creating a Business Case for Wellbeing at Work — Director’s Briefing

In order to implement a wellbeing programme in your workplace, you may need to create a business case for wellbeing at work to convey its importance and value to your management team. This Directors Briefing takes you through what wellbeing is, the cost of mental ill health at work, implementing a wellbeing programme, specific management actions, and measuring success.


Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace Employee Factsheet

Bullying and harassment is behaviour that makes someone feel offended or intimidated. It may involve the abuse of power by one person over another, or it can involve groups of people. It can also take many forms – it can be verbal or written and may include the circulation of photographs (including online). This Employee Factsheet takes you through examples of bullying and harassment, quick facts, the impact, your employer’s role, what to do if you experience bullying or harassment, other actions you should take, and sources of help and information.


Working Safety in Cold Weather Conditions Directors Briefing

CIPD has said that employers must be flexible during harsh weather conditions, such as snow and ice, and should not force staff to “risk life and limb” getting to work. This Director’s Briefing takes you through advice to employers, key considerations, advice to those with responsibility for health & safety and further information.


An Introduction to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Directors Briefing

The term Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is used to describe how businesses ensure that their activities and planned growth are achieved in a  sustainable way – with key considerations being their impact on the planet and society; ideally, delivering long-term benefits for both. In essence, ESG equates to responsible and ethical business practice where profitability is not the only measure of performance. This Directors Briefing provides you with an introduction to ESG, looking at the history behind it, designing and implementing an ESG strategy, and the areas that make up ESG.


Wellbeing Employee Factsheet

Wellbeing is a state of being happy and healthy in our bodies (physically) and in our minds (mentally). Just like how our physical health can change over time, so can our mental health – and the two things can impact one another. This Employee Factsheet takes you through key facts, the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, simple changes that we can make, how we can look after ourselves and seeking support and guidance.


Legislation Update for October 2022

The Barbour Legislation Update for October 2022 eBook is your all-in-one guide to help you understand new laws, standards and regulatory changes from the last few months.

You will get summaries of recent updates, what legislation is coming into force, a round-up of this year so far, key consultations and notable prosecutions. Ensure that you’re up to date and compliant with your obligations in fire, health and safety, employment law and environment.

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Employee Factsheet

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) is provided to protect your health from exposure to hazardous materials by extracting it from the air before you breathe in. This Employee Factsheet takes you through the risks, using LEV,  quick facts, training, testing, maintenance and documents.


Menopause and the Workplace Employee Factsheet

Despite 11% of the working population (3.5 million) going through the menopause in the UK, the subject, including the adverse symptoms suffered by many women, are not commonly acknowledged in the workplace. This lack of support makes it even tougher for women to cope if they are badly affected by menopausal symptoms and commonly causes people to isolate themselves from their teams or even leave their job.


Fire Strategy Directors Briefing

Do you know how your organisation’s fire strategy should look? This can be difficult to determine – especially when you consider that there isn’t a clear common understanding of the legal requirements and what minimum level of information it should contain to be considered suitable. This Directors Briefing takes you through the aims of a fire strategy, a summary, and relevant legislation.



Lone Working: Directors Briefing

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision and can be found in all kinds of working environments. This Directors Briefing takes you through examples of lone working, when lone working is not suitable, case law, recommendations for employers, carrying out risk assessments and legal duties.



Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Employee Factsheet

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is equipment or clothing that is worn to protect the user from known hazards in the workplace. Commonly worn items of PPE include respirators, safety harnesses, safety goggles, protective gloves and high visibility clothing. This employee factsheet takes you through the limitations of PPE, your responsibilities, essential questions and quick facts.