Howlett Health & Safety Services Blog

July 23, 2020
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What are the New Rules on the Wearing of Face Coverings?

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK, there has been conflicting advice and considerable confusion amongst employers and members of the public regarding when, where […]
July 14, 2020

Changes to Health and Safety and Coronavirus {COVID-19}

Changes to prevent the spread of coronavirus must not be at the expense of regular health and safety, the HSE has said. What’s to know? Don’t […]
July 7, 2020
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Can Staff Refuse to Return to Work Due to COVID-19?

With guidance encouraging a return to the workplace, some employers are finding that staff are raising concerns about health protection arrangements and refusing to return to […]
July 1, 2020
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: What Do the New Government Guidelines Mean?

As the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the UK continues to fall, the government is gradually rolling out its plans for easing restrictions. The […]
June 22, 2020
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What is a Covid-19 Risk Assessment?

On 19 June, the UK’s coronavirus alert level was downgraded from a level four to level three meaning that there is likely to be a “gradual […]
June 12, 2020
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First aid implications of Coronavirus

As businesses reopen but with coronavirus continuing to be a threat, what changes might you need to make to your first aid arrangements? And what instruction should you provide to your first aiders? Infection risk […]
June 5, 2020
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Handling coronavirus medical information – new guidance from ICO

Employers may collect medical data from their staff as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, whether it’s a report that the employee has had the illness […]
June 3, 2020
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Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Green Card

In accordance with Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) recommendations, anyone who is a labourer on a construction site in the UK, must be a CSCS Green […]
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, […]

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