Wellbeing is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state of being or doing well in life; happy, healthy, or prosperous condition; moral or physical welfare (of a person or community).” Furthermore, positive working environments and avoidance of chronic stress are fundamental for workplace wellbeing. By ensuring that the work environment is safe, that […]
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We review the recent case of a worker who lost her discrimination claim after stopping going to work over Covid concerns. She had claimed that her fear of contracting the virus was a ‘protected belief’ under the Equality Act after an employer withheld the worker’s wages. Background to Recent Covid Discrimination Claim The claimant concerned, […]
The digital media outlet, Plant Based News, report that the number of vegans has been steadily rising in the UK – up by 300% in a 36 month period. Many more meat-eaters look set to change from steak to seitan – (Seitan is a chewy protein-rich food made from wheat gluten, used in cooking as […]
The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and what employers are required to do to meet their obligations under these regulations. These regulations apply to most workplaces, however, for those working on construction sites it is slightly different, as they are governed by the […]
The Construction Sector is one of the most dangerous industries in the UK. This article provides guidance about winter safety for construction sites, and whilst it’s primarily aimed at construction businesses may also be informative to other organisations who have employees working outside. Winter Safety for Construction Sites The HSE report that there were 40 […]
On 11th November 2021 amendments to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 came into force, mandating full vaccination of staff employed in registered care homes, unless they are exempt. The new rules also extend to any professionals visiting the homes, for example, inspectors, tradespeople, social workers and hairdressers. We review these recent amendments and […]
In 2020, the Government consulted on the introduction of new Carer’s Leave into workplaces to support employees with caring responsibilities. It seems likely that this will be passed into law but the timeframes are not yet clear. The current Government stance is that it will be implemented when ‘parliamentary time allows’ however it is useful […]
The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the Health and Safety for Design and Technology in Educational and Similar Establishments – Code of Practice, BS 4163:2021, by addressing and informing you of the key information and how it applies to organisations. Our article is aimed at educational and similar establishments, but may […]