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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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Tyre Management | An Essential Safety Guide for Businesses

Tyre Management | An Essential Safety Guide for Businesses

This article is aimed at Operators of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) but may also be informative to other sectors, the aim of the article is to provide guidance on what a Tyre Management Plan is, addressing the benefits of having an effective plan in place along with the duties and checks of those responsible for […]

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Mental Health at Work | An Essential Guide to Supporting your Staff

Mental Health at Work | An Essential Guide to Supporting your Staff

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 serves a timely reminder about mental health at work which is becoming all-too common as we navigate our way out of the Covid-19 pandemic. We still live in an age where people can be uncomfortable talking about how they feel, especially if they are suffering from low mood, or depression. […]

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What is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and what does this legislation cover?

What is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and what does this legislation cover?

Almost everyone has heard of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (sometimes abbreviated to HASAWA, HSWA or the Act).  It is the primary piece of occupational health and safety legislation in Great Britain.  The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 details the general principles of occupational health and safety.  Following […]

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Covid-19 Related Dismissals & Employment Tribunals

Covid-19 Related Dismissals & Employment Tribunals

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up many workplace conflict scenarios where the parameters of what it is permissible for an employer to do are blurred, due in no small part to there being no relevant case law providing guidance. However, Employment Tribunal cases arising from Covid-19 related dismissals last year are now coming through to […]

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Sleep Ins & Calculating the National Minimum Wage

Sleep Ins & Calculating the National Minimum Wage

Last month, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment on the two joined cases of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad & Another which related to the thorny issue of ‘sleep ins’ and whether workers should be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the duration of the shift, or only for […]

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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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