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Leptospirosis | How to Protect your Employees

Leptospirosis | How to Protect your Employees

Leptospirosis is a disease that affects millions of people every year worldwide and is potentially fatal. Around 60-70 people are thought to contract the disease in the UK each year resulting in 2-3 deaths annually. Weil’s Disease The infection – more commonly called Weil’s disease is caught through contact with infected animal urine, mainly from […]

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Helpful Business Tips for SME’s and Start-ups

Helpful Business Tips for SME’s and Start-ups

We understand the challenges facing business owners and that dealing with Employment Law and Health and Safety issues can be complicated and time consuming. Read our round-up of helpful business tips specifically for smaller businesses and start-ups, to make life easier for you. 1. Contracts of Employment Organise contracts of employment and an employee handbook. […]

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Managing Volunteers | Top 5 tips for Employers

Managing Volunteers | Top 5 tips for Employers

Taking on volunteers is a great way to give people extra experience, a potential route into the industry or business and a great way of identifying potential candidates for any forthcoming roles. We review the key issues to help employers managing volunteers in their organisation. Managing Volunteers | Top 5 Tips 1. Travel expenses This […]

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Managing Scalding Risk | Essential Health and Safety Guidance

Managing Scalding Risk | Essential Health and Safety Guidance

Hot water can pose a significant risk of serious injury or even lead to death if the temperature is above 44°C. Certain sectors including the Health and Social Care Industry and the Hospitality Industry must ensure that they have measures in place to protect those using hot water and when managing scalding risk. Scalding is […]

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ISO Launches New Safety Management System | ISO 45001

ISO Launches New Safety Management System | ISO 45001

On 12th March 2018 the new standard ISO 45001 was launched. ISO 45001 is now a recognised international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems and replacing the BS OHSAS 18001. ISO 45001 differs from the other Health and Safety Management System as it is a global standard where as the previous versions […]

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Night Working | Employment Law & Employee Rights

Night Working | Employment Law & Employee Rights

According to a recent report from the Night Time Industries Association the UK’s night-time economy is Britain’s fifth biggest industry, accounting for a minimum 8% of the total UK workforce. In some night working cases such as hospital work, armed forces and care work, these shifts are essential in the running of the organisation. It’s […]

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Whistleblowing And The Cost To Your Business

Whistleblowing And The Cost To Your Business

If you fail to spot and act upon whistleblowing (otherwise known as making a protected disclosure), the damage to your business can be immense. What can start off as a seemingly straightforward complaint can be used by the cynical employee (or worker, both are covered by the protecting legislation) or their legal advisor to fashion […]

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Can an Employee Refuse Training? Here’s What You Need to Know

Can an Employee Refuse Training? Here’s What You Need to Know

As is the case with many issues in employment law, whether or not an employee can legitimately refuse training if it’s offered depends on their particular circumstances and general context. While there is no specific legislation covering this aspect of employee relations, there are governmental acts and statutes that could influence your decision, such as […]

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