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Samaritans

We understand that now, more than ever, people across the UK are facing unprecedented times. At Stallard Kane, we have provided businesses and individuals with extensive mental health and well-being training to help support employees and beyond.  But we realise that this training can only go so far in saving the lives of people struggling […]

Demolition firm and director prosecuted after 20-year-old labourer crushed

A demolition firm has been fined and one of its directors ordered to do 250 hours of unpaid work after a 20-year-old worker was crushed. Ace Demolition Services Ltd had been contracted by Southend Borough Council to demolish Futures Community College, in Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea. Shannon Brasier, who was 20 years old at the time, […]

How to manage stress in the workplace

Stress can affect us both mentally and physically. If left untreated, it can even be life-threatening, which is why it is so important to be able to recognise stress and look after yourself by managing these feelings. So, what is stress and what can cause it? Stress is defined as “a state of mental or emotional […]

Do you know your safety signs?

You as an employer must provide safety signs if there is a significant risk that can’t be avoided or controlled in any other way, such as through safe systems of work. There is no need to provide safety signs if they don’t help reduce the risk or if the risk isn’t significant. You should put the […]

When and how to suspend an employee?

ACAS has recently published updated guidance for employers, so we have taken this opportunity to provide you with a recap on this topic. The updated guidance can be found at; https://www.acas.org.uk/suspension-during-an-investigation, entitled: Deciding whether to suspend someone: Suspension during an investigation at work – ACAS.  What is suspension? Suspension is when you, as an employer, tell an […]