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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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 […]
COVID-19 has had a severe impact on all kinds of businesses large and small. While the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has helped, it is likely that a significant number of companies may need to reduce headcount to make their company viable long term. It’s essential that employers are prepared and have effective processes in […]
Face Coverings – England Currently, the wearing of a face covering is optional and this is not required by law, in the workplace. If employees choose to wear one, it is important to use face coverings properly and wash hands before putting them on and taking them off. Therefore, employers should support their employees in […]
This short article is written against the background of the me too movement and black lives matter. It’s aim is to give pause for thought, as we ask ourselves whether it’s possible that we may have at one time or another demonstrated unconscious bias. Jennifer Eberhardt is a Professor, in the Department of Psychology at […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fire safety during Coronavirus should still be a priority for business and premises owners, while respecting Government legislation to protect against the spread of COVID-19. We review the current Fire Safety guidelines and provide essential advice for businesses to keep employees and customers safe. Fire Safety during Coronavirus & Fire Risk Assessments (FRA’s) If you […]