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May 12, 2020
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Social Distancing in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers

On Sunday 10 May 2020, the Prime Minister announced a “conditional plan” for phasing out the current lockdown restrictions over the coming weeks and months, replacing […]
April 6, 2020
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Health and Safety Requirements for Working From Home

As the coronavirus has rapidly spread around the globe, thousands of companies have introduced mandatory remote working. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, […]
March 20, 2020
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Stress in the Workplace: An Employer’s Responsibilities

According to the most recent Labour Force Survey, in 2018/19, 602,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety, which resulted in 12.8 million lost working […]
March 9, 2020
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COSHH Assessments: A Beginner’s Guide

If your employees routinely use or are exposed to hazardous substances in the workplace, you’re probably already aware of COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) […]
March 4, 2020
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Coronavirus: Do you have to pay employees who self-isolate?

As coronavirus starts to spread throughout the UK, many employers are asking what they’re obliged to pay employees who self-isolate on medical advice. What’s the legal […]
February 17, 2020
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Auditing Fire Safety Arrangements in the Workplace

If you’re responsible for fire safety you should carry out a periodic check to see that all your arrangements are in place, from your policy through […]
February 10, 2020
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5 Benefits of Using a Health and Safety Consultancy

Whether you’re running a startup or an established enterprise, maintaining compliance with ever-changing health and safety regulations and requirements can be a daunting prospect. Yet all […]
February 1, 2020
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The Importance of Hearing Protection in the Workplace

Monday 3rd February marks the beginning of Tinnitus Awareness Week. Tinnitus is an unpleasant and debilitating condition which causes the sufferer to hear a noise or […]
May 3, 2019
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Impact Assessment on Sentencing Guidelines are Published

The Sentencing Council has published its impact assessment on the 2016 sentencing guideline on health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety offences. The assessment […]
May 1, 2019
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Food Safety Management System and the 7 Principles of HACCP

If you serve food that’s not fit for consumption, the effects for both your customers and your business can be significant. Being suspected of food poisoning […]

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