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Connor Taylor

Connor is our in-house HSE research analyst. A recent graduate from the University of Cambridge, he is passionate about all things health and safety, with a focus on the data behind industry trends.
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Risk Assessing A Pandemic

31-Mar-2020 15:20:30 / by Connor Taylor posted in News, Health & Safety News

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London, 31.03.2020 - For many UK businesses this is a time of uncertainty; restaurants, pubs, and non-essential shops are closed. Nearly all of us are self-isolating and working from home. Yet for many businesses work still goes on, notably in the construction and manufacturing sectors - essential work which can hardly be done remotely. So how can businesses ensure continuity, while keeping the workforce safe?

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The Growth Of ESG And What It Means For Your Business

18-Mar-2020 14:19:52 / by Connor Taylor posted in Industry Trends, ESG

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Responsible investing is widely understood as the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes and decision-making. ESG factors cover a wide spectrum of issues that traditionally are not part of financial analysis, yet may have financial relevance.’ Forbes, 2018

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Health & Safety In The 2020’s: What Does The Future Hold?

24-Feb-2020 14:31:20 / by Connor Taylor posted in Industry Trends

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One of the most significant health & safety events of the last decade was the introduction of new sentencing guidelines by the HSE in February 2016. Between 2018 and 2019, 36 separate cases received fines of £500,000 or more, with the single largest fine totalling a staggering £3 million. In 2015 – the last full year without these new guidelines – the total monetary value of fines levied was relatively small, with only 5 cases at or above £500,000. Medium sized businesses, with a turnover between £10 - £50m, found themselves increasingly at risk from crippling fines. So how can these businesses protect their workforce?

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