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Accident Investigation in the Workplace

Accident Investigation in the Workplace

Providing a safe place work by way of risk control measures to prevent accidents is the utmost priority for all employers, however accidents and incidents still do occur, which is generally due to the risk control measures being inadequate. In this short article, we will explain why investigating accidents that occur in the workplace is […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

An alarming report hit the headlines this week in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace. The report revealed that one in three female surgeons working in the NHS who responded to the research said they have been sexually assaulted and two thirds of respondents said they have been sexually harassed by colleagues. The report […]

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Embracing the Hybrid Working Model: The Future of Work

Embracing the Hybrid Working Model: The Future of Work

The world of work has undergone a significant transformation over recent years, mainly due to advancements in technology, changing employee expectations, and let us not forget the global shift prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the most major changes is the rise of the hybrid working model, which is a flexible approach that combines remote […]

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Controlling Risk in Confined Spaces

Controlling Risk in Confined Spaces

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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Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act 2023

Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act 2023

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 […]

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How to Handle and Store Gas Cylinders Safely

How to Handle and Store Gas Cylinders Safely

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 […]

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Flexible Working Request | The 2023 Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill Update to Legislation.

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 […]

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Rules for Using CCTV and / or Email Monitoring Evidence for Disciplinary Investigations

Rules for Using CCTV and / or Email Monitoring Evidence for Disciplinary Investigations

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 […]

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