Earlier this year Father of 3 Kevin Holding unfortunately died after he was crushed by a street pop up toilet whilst working underneath it. Emergency services were called to the scene in Central London on the 27th of January but unfortunately Mr Holding was declared dead at the scene. Over 2 hours passed before they […]
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The Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act received Royal Assent on 24 May 2023 and came into force on 24th July 2023. This new law offers greater protection against redundancy for pregnant employees and new parents. Its aim is to combat discrimination in the workplace, with special attention placed on new parent’s returning […]
Know Your Stores of Gas Gas cylinders are integral to many industries, from manufacturing and construction to healthcare and research. The cylinders are constructed to store and transport a range of compressed gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and acetylene. While these cylinders are essential for many operations, they can pose a significant health and safety […]
Flexible Working Request | The 2023 Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill Update to Legislation.
Updated 24/07/2023 As we move along the post-pandemic timeline, it is clear to employers that the landscape surrounding office working has changed. There is now an expectation amongst employees that requests for remote or hybrid working be accepted mainly due to the way in which so many businesses successfully implemented such arrangements with such little […]
Can CCTV Be Used as Evidence in a Disciplinary UK? Organisations might think that they can just use CCTV evidence in disciplinary investigations without further thought, provided it shows the employee doing something they shouldn’t, or not doing the work they should be doing. However, it’s more complicated than that. We would advise that before […]
Reasons for Redundancy Restructure There are multiple reasons why a company may decide to restructure, from advances in technology to changes in markets, however, at present, as the UK economy continues to show little growth and with high costs, companies across most sectors are struggling and therefore a current pressing need for undergoing a restructure, […]
Types of Employee Leave and the Recently Passed (2023) Two New Types – Neonatal Care & Carer’s Leave
Two Acts of Parliament were passed at the end of May which, when implemented, will allow for two new types of leave to which employees will have a statutory entitlement. (Meaning an employer is obliged by law to allow them). These will be: Neonatal Care Leave – a right for eligible employed parents whose new-born […]
As H&S Consultants, we often visit Motor Vehicle Repair (MVR) premises which have particular dangers that require employers to minimise the risks to health and safety. MVR premises use a wide range of work equipment that is invaluable to the business. In this article we will try and highlight effective guidance on how you can […]