It’s easy for employers to go into auto-pilot mode when dealing with employees, especially when they’ve dealt with very similar situations in the past. We always recommend our clients speak to us about each individual case as the below examples show, not every situation works the way you’d always expect it to. We review 5 […]
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Health and safety legislation is constantly evolving and the HSE regularly promote new safety campaigns or issue safety alerts. We understand that it’s not easy for businesses to keep up to date with legislation changes in 2019, so read our round-up of key Health and Safety news. HSE Farm Inspections in 2019 The HSE have […]
Health and Safety policies are an essential means of reducing and mitigating risks in the workplace. Though all policies will share some common features, there are also many factors that are unique to a particular environment. With this in mind, we review the unique challenges that come with delivering effective school Health and Safety. What […]
New guidance on Age Discrimination has been published which contains the best practice guidelines on preventing age discrimination in the workplace, and the legalities around different types of age discrimination. Age is one of the protected characteristics in discrimination legislation. It has been illegal to discriminate because of a person’s age since 2006. Despite this, […]
Health and Safety legislation places a duty of care onto employers to protect the health, safety and welfare of all their employees and anyone else who may be affected by their work. Some employees may be more vulnerable than other employees and this needs to be taken into consideration by employers when controlling risks. For […]
The HSE ‘Costs to Britain Model’ estimates that between 2015 and 2016 the cost of workplace injury and ill health totalled £14.9bn. Over 1 million workers were injured at work or suffered from ill health due to workplace health and safety issues. The HSE report goes on to explain the link between accidents at work […]
In our recent article we reminded employers of the importance of issuing the terms and conditions of employment required under the Employment Rights Act, within the first 2 months of a new employee’s commencement of employment. Have you taken the steps to make sure your business is HR ready? The following recent tribunal case highlights […]
Extension leads – space saving gadget or potential death trap? Most people have extension leads in their businesses and homes, using 4-way bar adaptors to increase the number of electrical appliances that they can plug into a wall socket. However, although there is space to plug in four appliances, this does not mean it is […]