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Coronavirus advice for employers, A guide to home working and self-isolating, COVID-19: Can employers be prosecuted if employees are exposed?, Responding to COVID-19 – What does your organisation need to do to stay on the right side of the criminal law? and Download: A guide to home working. Read More

Is it enough to operate legally?

This April sees the introduction of more stringent requirements around 'day one' statements of employment particulars (including sick pay & benefit entitlements). Carl Laidler, Director of Wellbeing at Health Shield Friendly Society, argues that, in order to ensure compliance, trust, reputation, businesses need to ensure a culture of organisational wellbeing. Read More

Webinar: April 2020 Legislation Update

The first legislation update of the year, hosted by Barbour EHS, takes place from 11am – 12noon on Wednesday 1 April. Read More

Coronavirus advice for employers

People in Britain are allowed to leave their homes for only “very limited purposes”, such as shopping for basic necessities; for one form of exercise a day; for any medical need; and to travel to and from work when “absolutely necessary”. The World Health Organization has set out guidance on how businesses and employers can help to stop the spread of the new coronavirus disease. Read More

A guide to home working and self-isolating

Many businesses have begun to embrace the idea of flexible working and working from home and, in the current climate, more and more of us may find ourselves plunged into doing so for longer than the one to two days a week, which employers and employees adapt to fairly easily. Read More

Company that owns Liverpool docks not guilty of explosives charge

The company which owns Liverpool's docks has been cleared of not handling explosives properly. Read More

John Lewis Partnership reduces worker absenteeism in the UK

Retail giant saves £25m and 260,000 working days in the last five years. Read More

Tower crane safety alert

Given the unprecedented situation presently faced with the outbreak of coronavirus, the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has issued advice to tower crane users relating to how tower cranes should be left out of service for potentially lengthy periods of time. Read More

Re-treading a well-used ladder

The work of one of our leading thinkers, Patrick Hudson, has always fascinated me. I think his work on health, Read More

Two workers died after insufficient rest

Two men died in a road traffic accident as a result of their employer, Renown Consultants Limited, failing to ensure that they were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely. Read More

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