Overlooking “basic” risks | 5 recent health and safety fines NOT related to COVID-19

Coronavirus might be the focus of employers’ health and safety efforts right now, but it’s not the only risk that needs to be managed. Workplaces present numerous hazards, from uneven floors to dangerous machinery, and the HSE has recently reminded employers not to become complacent to these ‘basic’ health and safety risks while their attention […]

The contentious issue of face coverings | Are they needed in the workplace?

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 12 August 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 […]

HSE inspections | How to prepare your workplace for COVID-19 ‘spot checks’

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 16 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 […]

The end of shielding | Can I ask high-risk employees to return to work?

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 12 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 […]

Panic at the posts | How schools can address parents’ safety concerns

As schools across the country take cautious steps into the unknown, opinion remains divided as to whether it is safe and indeed practical to bring pupils and teachers back to the classroom. Despite being given the green light by the government, reports have suggested highly variable levels of attendance in the first week of reopenings, […]

Care homes | Where you stand with your staff during COVID-19

This article was originally published in The Carer on 22 April 2020. Whilst many industries have had to cease activity due to lockdown, the care sector is still working around the clock to deliver support and care to service users. Unlike many others, care workers are largely unable to work from home, meaning they are […]

TUC demands tough new safety measures before lockdown lifts

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 6 May 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 […]

COVID-19 | Health and safety measures for Care sector leaders

This article was originally published in The Carer on 15 April 2020. While many are able to revert to working from the safety of their home, care providers are on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. With outbreaks in care homes across Britain, staff are fighting a daily battle in caring for the elderly […]

Working with hazardous substances | What employers need to know about COSHH

Depending on your industry, you may have come across the COSHH Regulations in discussion around health and safety. But what exactly do they cover, and what do they mean for your business? Get your FREE consultation COSHH, short for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, is an important piece of legislation that […]