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Coronavirus (CoV) refers to a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). SARS-CoV-2, also known as the Coronavirus. While not common, Coronaviruses can be zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted between animals and people. […]
For many businesses the end the end of the holiday year falls in line with the end of the financial year and subsequently over the next month or two you may receive increased requests for holidays as staff try to use up any outstanding holiday entitlement. Get free HR advice today about managing holiday pay […]
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 […]
Here at Wirehouse we receive many queries from businesses about the disciplinary process and how to dismiss employees. Whilst we would always recommend that you speak to us before taking any action, here are some helpful tips for employers wanting to take action against an employee. [su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/HoznOHJe6Ns”] 1. Gather the evidence It may sound […]
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 […]
New to the workplace, young people may lack experience, physical and psychological maturity. They may not take the risks they face seriously enough. Other factors that put young workers health and safety at greater risk include: Insufficient skills and training Not being aware of their rights and their employer’s duties Not having the confidence to […]
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 […]