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Legionella Testing and Covid-19 | Essential Safety Advice for Businesses

Legionella Testing and Covid-19 | Essential Safety Advice for Businesses

If your business and premises have been temporarily closed down during lockdown, regular safety tests may not have been undertaken including Legionella testing. However, safety law still applies; employers and organisations have a duty of care to protect their employees and customers from exposure to the risk of Legionella. What is Legionella? Legionnaires’ disease is […]

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Workplace Safety | Who is Responsible for Health and Safety?

Workplace Safety | Who is Responsible for Health and Safety?

Everyone, including employees, contractors and the self-employed who work for you needs to know how to work safely and without causing risks to health. You, as the employer, must supply clear instructions, workplace safety guidelines and information plus adequate training, for your employees. Employees Responsibility for Health and Safety Employers have a responsibility to ensure […]

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Drivers Hour & Tachograph Changes | Essential Guide to New EU Rules

Drivers Hour & Tachograph Changes | Essential Guide to New EU Rules

The EU drivers hours and tachographs rules will change on 20 August 2020. Operators and drivers should review the changes to the current rules and prepare to comply from 20 August 2020. Drivers Hours Changes The main EU rules on driving hours are that you must not drive more than: 9 hours in a day […]

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Working in High Temperatures | A Guide for Employers

Working in High Temperatures | A Guide for Employers

With temperatures hitting above 30°C in many parts of the UK, what does this mean for your business and employees? We are frequently asked questions on the subject of employees working in high temperatures, this guide aims to provide advice to employers on managing employee’s health, safety and welfare. Working in High Temperatures – What […]

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Lone Workers | Essential Health & Safety Advice

Lone Workers | Essential Health & Safety Advice

As an employer, you must manage any health and safety risks before people can work alone. This applies to anyone contracted to work for you, including self-employed people. The HSE defines lone workers as “those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision”. There will always be greater risks for lone workers without direct […]

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Working Safely | Essential Waste Industry Guidance

Working Safely | Essential Waste Industry Guidance

Working safely during the Coronavirus pandemic should be a priority for all businesses. The HSE has published its annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/2020 and shows that waste and recycling organisations have a fatality rate 18 times higher than the total waste industry rate. This is primarily due to transport and machinery related incidents. Recent […]

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Covid-19 Secure | Essential Workplace Guidance

Covid-19 Secure | Essential Workplace Guidance

As the Government guidance surrounding managing Coronavirus in the workplace is forever changing, we have put together a suite of COVID Secure Guidance for a variety of industries. Find practical information about the Government Guidelines on our COVID-19 Resource Hub, employers should follow these guidelines as soon as reasonably practicable. Staying COVID Secure at Work […]

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Workplace Bullying & Harassment: What’s the Difference?

Workplace Bullying & Harassment: What’s the Difference?

Workplace bullying and harassment are serious issues that can have a massive impact on an individual’s emotional and physical health, employee morale and performance, and a business’s reputation. Consequently, it’s vital that employers and those in positions of responsibility understand the difference between bullying and harassment and are able to recognise relevant behaviours, put in […]

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