Health and Safety

Two thirds of employers admit to not utilising all the benefits of Group Risk products for staff

12th January 2018

Only 32 per cent of employers say they make regular use of all the extra support within group risk products, according to new research undertaken by Group Risk Development (GRiD), among 500 HR decision makers across small, medium and large organisations. Others admitted to only using some of the support available, or using it fairly… Read more »

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SMEs failing to provide DSE eyecare

9th January 2018

New figures from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare suggest there is a lack compliance among SMEs with the Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment regulations. The research shows that 44% of SMEs provide no eyecare at all to screen users, compared to 20% of larger companies. Businesses with less than 10 employees are the least likely to… Read more »

Specsavers makes benefits road trip for Sky

12th December 2017

As well as being Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business Sky is also a role model for employee benefits and wellbeing. To aid with communication and education, Sky has held a number of benefits fairs, to which Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has been invited. Laura Butler, key accounts manager, and her team from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare… Read more »

DSE compliance at just 10%

5th December 2017

New figures from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare suggest there is a lack compliance with the Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment regulations. While the research, undertaken among over 500 senior decision makers from UK companies, shows a willingness towards providing DSE eyecare, it reveals a little as 10% of employers are fully complying with the regulations.… Read more »

Despite benefits for staff and employers, pre-travel health screening is being under-utilised

5th December 2017

Becoming ill while posted overseas or on a business trip can be an uncomfortable and frightening experience. It could even cause an overseas assignment to fail. Frustratingly many illnesses experienced by expats and business travellers could be foreseen or possibly prevented if health screening had been undertaken before travel. Despite the benefits it offers both… Read more »

Employers are overlooking the mental and emotional wellbeing of staff returning from overseas assignments, says The Health Insurance Group

28th November 2017

Relocating staff go through a lot of disruption preparing for, undertaking and returning from an overseas assignment. Each stage can have a significant impact on emotional and mental health for staff and their families. The Health Insurance Group are urging employers to think just as much about caring for employees and their families whilst they… Read more »

Employers of overseas staff must do more to look after them in threat of terrorism and natural disasters, says The Health Insurance Group

15th November 2017

As counter-terrorism police issue an advice video for travellers, The Health Insurance Group is asking if employers can do more for both expat staff and business travellers to help them feel better prepared and protected. Recent high-profile terror attacks, extreme weather and natural disasters are understandably likely to make employees more concerned about their personal… Read more »

ScotRail and Specsavers Corporate Eyecare

New-service success for Specsavers with ScotRail

14th November 2017

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is celebrating the successful launch of a brand new eyecare service for ScotRail. The new Visual Acuity Assessment has been established by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to meet the specific needs of Scotland’s railway alliance. ScotRail is using Specsaver’s eVoucher system to provide Visual Acuity Assessments for around 3,000 safety-critical employees, including train… Read more »

RedArc responds to FCA Occasional Paper Ageing Population and Financial Services

31st October 2017

Following the release of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Occasional Paper – Ageing Population and Financial Services – RedArc’s managing director, Christine Husbands, suggests a third party ‘buffer’ could be beneficial for all parties: “Our experience shows that consumers do not adequately consider the risks of changes to their future personal circumstances such as ill health or mental capacity, which… Read more »