5 HR tips | Supporting staff through redundancy

The UK is now officially in recession for the first time in 11 years, with coronavirus causing the biggest economic slump on record and, with it, company payrolls have plummeted Almost three-quarters of a million people have already lost their jobs since lockdown began. Now, those whose jobs were originally spared by the furlough scheme […]

COVID-19 | Time to review your risk assessments?

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 22 July 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Health and safety for homeworkers | Duties, risks and practical tips

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 31 March 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Health and safety fines | 5 times employers fell short in March 2020

While businesses’ health and safety efforts have been dominated by COVID-19 in recent weeks, March 2020 also saw a number of unrelated fines handed to employers who fell short in their health and safety duties. Here are five recent examples that illustrate the importance of robust risk control measures. Get your FREE consultation 1. Metal […]

3 health and safety disasters that cost employers thousands

If you follow health and safety even somewhat closely, you’ll know how alarmingly common accidents in the workplace are. Not a week goes by without a Health and Safety Executive bulletin bringing to our attention a long list of new safety catastrophes – and highlighting the significant costs that may result from a sub-par safety management system. […]

Emergency arrangements | Planning for fire and other major safety incidents

Employers need to plan for workplace emergencies. Special procedures are required for incidents such as serious injuries, electrocution, flood, chemical spills, explosion and fire. When a sudden crisis occurs, quick and effective action may help to ease the situation and reduce its consequences. To this end, it’s important to note that people are more likely […]

What to include in a Health & Safety Policy

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If you employ five or more people, it is a legal requirement to have a written Health & Safety Policy detailing your organisation’s approach to managing health and safety. A clear and robust Health & Safety Policy is the backbone to strong safety performance and compliance. It establishes your approach to health and safety matters, […]