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Health & Safety Podcast: HSE Inspector Visit
This month, Neil Hughes-Hutchings, Head of Napthens Health and Safety, discusses what you might expect if an HSE inspector visits your organisation, the powers they have and the different types of notices, letters or advice they may give you.
HR Podcast: Neurodiversity in the workplace
This episode gives an overview of what neurodiversity is and how HR can support with neurodiversity in the workplace.
We will discuss:
People who identify themselves as neurodivergent typically have one or more of the conditions or disorders such as autism, ADHD, epilepsy, dyslexia, OCD, Tourette syndrome or an acquired neurodivergence (i.e., through incidence or brain trauma)In terms of the workplace, to be seen as ‘inclusive’, an employer needs to make an effort to celebrate neurodiversity while taking steps to accommodate the specific challenges that neurodiverse individuals may face. If an employer refuses to adapt processes with neurodivergent individuals in mind, they actually risk missing out on top talentTop tips to support people who are neurodiverse in the workplace
Health & Safety Podcast: Competence
This month, Neil Hughes-Hutchings senior Health and Safety Consultant at Napthens Health and Safety is going to guide you through one of the health and safety terms that crop up on many occasions, and that is competence.
Neil will talk you through what competence is and why it is important to identify the competencies needed for the different job roles within your organisation.
Wellbeing Podcast: High Functioning Anxiety
In this podcast you will get an overview of what High Functioning Anxiety is, the common symptoms, possible causes and ways in which someone suffering with anxiety can get help and treatment.
Health & Safety Podcast: Fire Safety Act 2021
The subject for discussion this month centres on the Fire Safety Act, which clarifies the scope of the Fire Safety Order.
In this podcast, Neil Hughes-Hutchings makes clear what the Responsible Person must consider when conducting fire risk assessments, if not done so already.
Inspection inside out - Sexuality and relationships in adult social care
This time, Abi interviewed Dawn Waller, former CQC Inspector and Policy Manager, discussing how providers can raise the topic of relationships and sexuality with residents in a constructive and compassionate way.