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Flexible Working Request | Essential HR Advice for Employers

Flexible Working Request | Essential HR Advice for Employers

With the success of the Covid vaccination programme, there is hope on the horizon that life may soon be back to some form of normality. From 17th May 2021 further restrictions were lifted, however the Government are still advising that if an employee can work from home, they should. The Government will adress the next […]

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Working safely on Fragile Roofs & Safe Working Practices

Working safely on Fragile Roofs & Safe Working Practices

Falls through fragile roof surfaces can cause death and serious injury. The HSE are regularly publishing press releases about incidents resulting in prosecutions, where poorly planned works have led to falls through fragile roofs and roof lights.One of these prosecutions was the case of a fatal fall at a farm in Wrexham whereby a self-employed […]

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Mindfulness & Mental Health Awareness

Mindfulness & Mental Health Awareness

In 2015, the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) and the Mindfulness Initiative released the “Mindful Nation UK” report. This was the first time the Government openly took an interest in the phenomenon that is mindfulness. A key recommendation was that “The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) should demonstrate leadership in working with employers […]

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Are Your Risk Assessments Up To Date? An Employers Guide

Are Your Risk Assessments Up To Date? An Employers Guide

In order to ensure that employees are safely protected at work, organisations have a legal duty to carry out Risk Assessments to identify workplace hazards that may cause foreseeable harm or damage and to put control measures in place to manage the risks.When Risk Assessments have been completed, they need to be kept up-to-date to […]

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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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