Construction sites present a great number of health and safety risks. The Health and Safety Executive estimate that around 4% of construction workers suffer from a work-related illness every year and that 3% sustain a common work-related injury. The types of injuries sustained range in severity, but can include things like broken bones or fractures, cuts and lacerations from tools and materials, burns from fire or electrocutions, and head traumas. (more…)
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Coworking communities form some of the most diverse, vibrant workspaces in the modern office. Not only do these offices provide businesses with valuable workspace, but they are also great places to network and build teams. In London, where rents can be typically higher, coworking is a flexible solution that can provide a social platform for start-ups and other businesses. (more…)
Every day, Monday to Friday, I sit on a tube going down to the Square Mile. I sit and look around the carriage to see all of the usual faces. I do not know a single one of them and I’ve never talked to any of them. I might have sat on the same train as all of these people for the last ten years, but I do not know them.
Yet, I know them implicitly. They are me. I’m not saying that they exactly me, but they are my equivalents. We all work in the financial world. We all accept the long hours of the job because of the remunerations. We take on the stresses and strains, knowing that it won’t last forever and that one day we will look back on these days and appreciate them. (more…)
Dynamic Template Systems, or DTS, are an innovation in document automation that allows large enterprises to seamlessly create consistent quality documents, presentations and emails across all departments without dedicating enormous resources to the process. Service providers for DTS make life easier for women that are employed by large organizations and are for some reason required to work from home. This is not only for employees, but also freelancing women that are part of global networks or working on assignments for large firms can reap the enormous benefits of these systems as well. (more…)
I work in an open plan, hot-desking office, you walk in first-thing in the morning and you choose where you would like to sit. There are no regular desks and there is no way to save a workstation. It is purely first come, first seated. (more…)
Heading back to the office after a great Christmas break is probably not in the top ten lists anyone made in their holidays. It won’t appear in any of your New Year Resolutions of exciting activities to partake in and it really won’t appear in your bucket list for the year either.
Then again, you might have made one resolution which will involve heading into the office. You might be more in the mood to enjoy your job and to have fun whilst at work. There are no rules which state that work has to be boring or a chore. (more…)