Health & Safety at work

  1. With current Government advice to “work from home if you can”, now more than ever it’s essential that employers consider the ongoing effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on their workers. Businesses should consider how to support homeworking staff and implement plans to promote employee wellbeing for those continuing to working from home. Employee Wellbeing & […]

  2. As an employer, you must protect your employees and customers from harm. This includes taking reasonable workplace hygiene steps to protect your workers and others from the risk of catching and spreading Coronavirus. The virus can transfer from people to surfaces and can be spread on to others who touch the same surfaces. Keeping your […]

  3. If your business and premises have been temporarily closed down during lockdown, regular safety tests may not have been undertaken including Legionella testing. However, safety law still applies; employers and organisations have a duty of care to protect their employees and customers from exposure to the risk of Legionella. What is Legionella? Legionnaires’ disease is […]

  4. Everyone, including employees, contractors and the self-employed who work for you needs to know how to work safely and without causing risks to health. You, as the employer, must supply clear instructions, workplace safety guidelines and information plus adequate training, for your employees. Employees Responsibility for Health and Safety Employers have a responsibility to ensure […]

  5. The EU drivers hours and tachographs rules will change on 20 August 2020. Operators and drivers should review the changes to the current rules and prepare to comply from 20 August 2020. Drivers Hours Changes The main EU rules on driving hours are that you must not drive more than: 9 hours in a day […]

  6. Face Coverings – England Currently, the wearing of a face covering is optional and this is not required by law, in the workplace. If employees choose to wear one, it is important to use face coverings properly and wash hands before putting them on and taking them off. Therefore, employers should support their employees in […]

  7. Working safely during the Coronavirus pandemic should be a priority for all businesses. The HSE has published its annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/2020 and shows that waste and recycling organisations have a fatality rate 18 times higher than the total waste industry rate. This is primarily due to transport and machinery related incidents. Recent […]

  8. As the Government guidance surrounding managing Coronavirus in the workplace is forever changing, we have put together a suite of COVID Secure Guidance for a variety of industries. Find practical information about the Government Guidelines on our COVID-19 Resource Hub, employers should follow these guidelines as soon as reasonably practicable. Staying COVID Secure at Work […]