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Driving for Work in Winter

Driving for Work in Winter

The Meteorological Office inform us that Winter 2022 starts on Wednesday 21st December and ends on Monday 20th March 2023 but why wait for winter to start, plan ahead and prepare now for all driving at work activities. In adverse weather the hazards associated with driving for work intensify significantly. In winter especially, darker, shorter […]

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Kings Coronation Bank Holiday | An Employers Guide

Kings Coronation Bank Holiday | An Employers Guide

It has been announced that there will be an extra bank holiday in May 2023, in honour of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The bank holiday will fall on Monday 8th May 2023, following the coronation on Saturday 6th May 2023. Many employers will be questioning if an employee is entitled to […]

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Cyber Monday: Keeping your Staff Engaged

Cyber Monday: Keeping your Staff Engaged

Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Black Friday, this year it falls on Monday 28th November. The term ‘Black Friday’ originated in America, its a day when retailers slash their prices resulting in increased sales and profits. Cyber Monday is traditionally when online retailers slash their prices. However most retailers taking part in Black […]

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ACAS Guidance on Suspending Employees | Employer Advice

ACAS Guidance on Suspending Employees | Employer Advice

We review the new ACAS guidance on suspending employees recently published in September 2022. While this advice has no legal status and does not state anything entirely new from a legal standpoint, it is likely to be referred to by employees and representatives when making tribunal claims. It still remains the case, that an employer […]

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High Staff Turnover & the Importance of Retaining Good Staff

High Staff Turnover & the Importance of Retaining Good Staff

It certainly has been a turbulent time for the Conservative Party over the last month. If there is anything we can take away from the comings and goings of key personnel within the party, it’s that the stability of staff has a key role to play in the success of any business. Whilst some staff […]

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HSE October 2022 Campaign | Aches Pains & Strains in Construction

HSE October 2022 Campaign | Aches Pains & Strains in Construction

Following on from previous initiatives, the HSE October 2022 campaign focuses on aches, pains and strains within the construction industry. As in previous years, inspectors will look at whether businesses are taking the correct action to ensure workers are being protected. This is part of HSE’s longer term health and work strategy to improve health […]

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Slips and Trips at Work | Wet Weather Guidance

Slips and Trips at Work | Wet Weather Guidance

It’s that time of year when the days get shorter and the temperature drops and quite often, we see more rain and wind. The aim of this article is to discuss wet weather conditions, how they can affect businesses and the duties employers must undertake to manage the risks of slips and trips at work. […]

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Exercise Ball Safety at Work

Exercise Ball Safety at Work

We all strive for that superior posture and other health improvements and this has led to the widespread use of exercise balls, also known as fitness or stability balls. There is much documented comment plus anecdotal evidence, mainly from fitness companies and product providers, promoting the health benefits of using exercise balls. This increased usage […]

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