You must identify and classify your waste before you send it for recycling or disposal. This makes sure you or anyone handling your waste deals with it properly. You must make sure hazardous waste produced or handled by your business in England causes no harm or damage. You have responsibilities known as your ‘duty of […]
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As a society, we generally expect our educational establishments such as schools, colleges and universities etc., to be safe and comfortable places for those who use and visit them. Often, educational establishments are made up of several buildings within a sometimes-large campus. At the heart of these establishments, lies one or more boiler, plant room(s), […]
There has been a further development in the fire and rehire story with the publication by ACAS of a draft Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement. Consultation on this document is open until April 18th 2023. What is fire and rehire? Fire and rehire is the everyday expression used when employees are dismissed and […]
Introduction Ejected materials, contact with dangerous moving parts, entanglement, entrapment, impact with ejected materials, burst wheels, hot surfaces and materials, operator distraction, inadequately fixed equipment, noise, hand/arm vibration, electricity, fire/explosion, kick-back and hazardous substances e.g., harmful dusts. These are some of the hazards you would expect to see in a suitable and sufficient risk assessment […]
Why am I writing this article? As an ex-soldier of 24 years’ service mainly within a high hazard mechanical engineering environment and a proud war veteran now serving as a health and safety consultant with Wirehouse Employer Services I feel that in my experience we are still seeing the “this will only take me a […]
Updated 08/02/2023 Resignations, ill health capability, misconduct, redundancy, any of these reasons can lead to the employee or employer giving notice to the other. It is important to ensure notice expectations for both parties are clearly set out in the main statement of terms and conditions at the start of employment, so when the time […]
In the current climate, with growing concerns about the rise in cost of living, energy prices at an all-time high, and increased inflation and interest rates, many employers will be looking at ways of saving costs without having to make staff cuts. Even when forced to consider redundancies, these should always be a last resort […]
Twitter is being threatened with multiple claims by their employees following mass redundancies. This provides a stark reminder to all employers of the risks that comes with an employer implementing large scale redundancy exercises. Following Twitter’s takeover by Elon Musk in 2022, the company immediately took steps to drastically reduce its global headcount with suggestions that it […]