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Fall from Height & Working at Height a Practical Guide

Fall from Height & Working at Height a Practical Guide

Working at height is one of the biggest causes for workplace fatalities and serious injuries which are often because of a fall from a ladder or falling through a fragile roof. A fall from height is defined as a fall from one level to another. With careful planning and management working at height can be […]

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Calculating Holiday Entitlement | A Simple Guide for Employers

Calculating Holiday Entitlement | A Simple Guide for Employers

As we enter the busy holiday period it’s a good opportunity to recap and highlight employees’ holiday entitlements to ensure the employee doesn’t lose out, but also so that the employer doesn’t feel forced into doing more than they need to. Our simple guide provides practical information for businesses when calculating holiday entitlement for your […]

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Is Long Covid a Disability? Essential HR Guide for Employers

Is Long Covid a Disability? Essential HR Guide for Employers

Whether long Covid can be a “disability” for the purposes of the Equality Act has for some time been a grey area. Now we have had a ruling which, whilst not technically “binding,” will nonetheless give much needed clarity to those employers and employees looking for an answer to this important question. Is Long Covid […]

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Mental Health Issues at Work & Absence Management

Mental Health Issues at Work & Absence Management

Frequently employers find themselves in a position where an employee is suffering due to mental health issues at work. For some employees, their mental health may impact performance at work, it could lead to short term absences, while for others their mental health may cause them to be unfit for work on a long-term basis. […]

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Exercise Ball Safety at Work

Exercise Ball Safety at Work

We all strive for that superior posture and other health improvements and this has led to the widespread use of exercise balls, also known as fitness or stability balls. There is much documented comment plus anecdotal evidence, mainly from fitness companies and product providers, promoting the health benefits of using exercise balls. This increased usage […]

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Children and Public Safety on Farms

Children and Public Safety on Farms

With the Agricutural Sector having one of the highest worker fatality rates of any sector in the UK, we review the key topic of children and public safety on farms. This article will be useful not only to farmers, but to organisers such as schools planning educational visits to farms. Every year children are killed […]

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Reasonable Adjustments and Fairness of Dismissal

Reasonable Adjustments and Fairness of Dismissal

In the recent case of Knightley v Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Trust, the Employment Tribunal had to consider whether the Respondent’s failure to make reasonable adjustments for the Claimant’s disability during a formal capability process rendered the whole dismissal unfair. The parties were going through the internal formal capability procedure which resulted in the […]

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Working Time Regulations & Second Jobs

Working Time Regulations & Second Jobs

Most employers are aware of the restrictions placed on working time by the Working Time Regulations – particularly the 48 hour weekly limit, the entitlement to an eleven hour break in every 24 hours and the entitlement to a 24 hour break in every seven day period. However, what can be overlooked is the impact […]

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