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Covid-19 July Guidance – Construction and Other Outdoor  Work

Covid-19 July Guidance – Construction and Other Outdoor Work

From July 19th, this guidance is for those people who work in or run outdoor working environments. Working outdoors includes many people in: • construction • energy and utilities • farming and agriculture (including seasonal labour) • forestry • waste management and other infrastructure • railway services • street and highway services We expect to […]

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Covid-19 July Guidance – Shops, Branches and Close  Contact Services

Covid-19 July Guidance – Shops, Branches and Close Contact Services

From July 19th, this guidance is for those people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments and for people who provide close contact services including hairdresser and beautician. Shops and branches include all retail stores. This includes: • food retailers • chemists • hardware/homeware stores • fashion shops • charity shops […]

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An Employers Guide to Discrimination in the Workplace

An Employers Guide to Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in employment is a vast topic, and not one that can be examined in one article. What this article will seek to do is take a whistle-top tour through the topic, giving an overview of the legally defined forms of discrimination, how to recognise them, the impact a discrimination claim can have on your […]

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Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

This article is aimed at companies who carry out work or who are based within the Republic of Ireland, but it may also be beneficial to those who are considering taking work within the Republic of Ireland such as an electrical job. The aim of the article is to provide guidance on the Safety, Health […]

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Workplace Covid Testing & Data Protection Considerations

Workplace Covid Testing & Data Protection Considerations

Organisations should avoid simply diving into workplace Covid testing or collection of home testing results without some real thought into the implications of it. This article will allow you to consider whether it’s really necessary and ensure you think about your data protection obligations. Any testing of COVID-19 or collection of any test results from […]

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Contemporaneous Notes & Health and Safety Investigations

Contemporaneous Notes & Health and Safety Investigations

Notes taken at the time of meetings with individuals, telephone calls, visits to premises and so on are referred to as ‘contemporaneous’ notes. They are used so as you can account for your actions during an incident or investigation. They also assist others working in your team to know what actions you took. This will […]

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Falls from Height | HSE Prosecution | Essential Safety Guide

Falls from Height | HSE Prosecution | Essential Safety Guide

Falls from height are one of the most common causes of accidents and injuries at work. We review a recent HSE prosecution case and provide practical health and safety guidance for employers regarding working on fragile roofs.The HSE recently fined a maintenance company £30,000 and ordered them to pay £8,000 costs after a friend of […]

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Unpaid Work Trials – What’s Legal?

Unpaid Work Trials – What’s Legal?

Unpaid work trials often form an important part of businesses’ recruitment processes. They allow a company to test how a potential employee handles the pressures of a real working environment and ensures they have the required skills. However, a growing number of businesses appear to be using unpaid trials for ulterior purposes, often in an […]

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