SHP legislation update eBook – October 2020
SHP’s latest Health & Safety legislation eBook, published in October 2020, covers coronavirus legislation, Brexit, Grenfell, Fire Safety Bill, Building Safety Bill, environment and much more…
The coronavirus pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for people, businesses and societies worldwide. Recently imposed restrictions to daily life have forced us to quickly adopt different ways of working, learning and connecting with each other.
The additional burdens and concerns caused to businesses because of legislative requirements, staffing and financial aspects of COVID-19 are well recognised. Despite these challenges, it is crucial that businesses continue to address, not just COVID-related health and safety issues, but health and safety issues in general and work to prevent injury or ill health, both to ensure compliance with regulations, and to also reduce the burden on health services already under severe pressures due to COVID-19.
Coronavirus has hit all parts of the UK and has required a comprehensive response by government at all levels – local, central and devolved. The devolved administrations have each taken a comprehensive approach to the crisis, and central to that has been the guidance published to help businesses adapt and operate during these uncertain times.
It soon became clear that COVID-19 was not just a societal threat, but also a matter of risk management. Back in May, the government published a raft of ‘Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)’ guidance, which has since been updated several times to reflect the changing nature of the pandemic and the government’s approach to dealing with it.
As more workplaces re-open across the UK, one of the most important steps for businesses to take is to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment to ensure the health and safety of workers, customers and visitors. It is vital that employers can confidently manage and reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19, and indeed the transmission of the virus. A comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment will go a long way in reassuring anxious employees about their safety and health when returning to the workplace.
What’s included in this health & Safety legislation update?
- Latest COVID-19 measures;
- COVID-19: Legislation supporting the latest guidelines;
- The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020;
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme;
- Assaults on Retail Workers (Offences) Bill 2019-21;
- Fire safety and post-Grenfell safety regime;
- Fire Safety Bill;
- Building Safety Bill 2019-2020;
- BS ISO 45003 Occupational health and safety management;
- Environment legislation updates;
- Latest health and safety fines and prosecutions.
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