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Highway Code Rule Changes 2022

Highway Code Rule Changes 2022

2022 brings a whole host of new road laws to UK drivers – including stricter phone rules and updates to the Highway Code. Before you next get behind the wheel, it is worth refreshing your driving knowledge to help you avoid getting hit with a fine or some unwanted points on your license. Highway Code […]

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Covid-19 July Guidance – Events and Attractions

Covid-19 July Guidance – Events and Attractions

From July 19th, this guidance is for those people who work in settings related to events and visitor attractions. Visitor attractions and recreational facilities • Indoor and outdoor attractions, such as arcades, guided tours, water parks and theme parks, family entertainment centres, funfairs and fairgrounds, visitor attractions at film studios, and animal attractions at zoos, […]

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Covid-19 July Guidance – Construction and Other Outdoor  Work

Covid-19 July Guidance – Construction and Other Outdoor Work

From July 19th, this guidance is for those people who work in or run outdoor working environments. Working outdoors includes many people in: • construction • energy and utilities • farming and agriculture (including seasonal labour) • forestry • waste management and other infrastructure • railway services • street and highway services We expect to […]

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Football’s coming home, but is it coming to work on Monday?

Football’s coming home, but is it coming to work on Monday?

With England reaching the Euro 2020 finals marking their greatest success on the international stage for 55 years, thousands of people will be tuning in over the weekend to see the final. However, with coverage airing on a Sunday what, if any, contingency plans have you put in place to mitigate against staff absence on […]

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What is the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and what does the Regulations cover?

What is the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and what does the Regulations cover?

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 which came into force on the 29th December 1999 (also called the Management Regs or MHSWR) is an important piece of UK Health and Safety law.  Whereas the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 outlines the general duties of employers, self-employed people and […]

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Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

This article is aimed at companies who carry out work or who are based within the Republic of Ireland, but it may also be beneficial to those who are considering taking work within the Republic of Ireland such as an electrical job. The aim of the article is to provide guidance on the Safety, Health […]

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What is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and what does this legislation cover?

What is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and what does this legislation cover?

Almost everyone has heard of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (sometimes abbreviated to HASAWA, HSWA or the Act).  It is the primary piece of occupational health and safety legislation in Great Britain.  The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 details the general principles of occupational health and safety.  Following […]

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Employment Rights & Worker Status | Implications of Uber Judgement

Employment Rights & Worker Status | Implications of Uber Judgement

On Friday 19th February 2021, the Supreme Court finally handed down the judgment in the long running saga of Uber v Aslam & others. Our Employment Law team review why it’s a landmark case in relation to employment rights and worker status, and look at the implications for employers and businesses moving forward. Key Factors […]

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