March 6, 2020

Good Work Plan: Countdown to Compliance

Are you aware of the Government’s “Good Work Plan”? Do you realise that you acquire new and increased responsibilities for staff engaged after 6 April 2020? This blog summarises the five key Good Work Plan changes that will affect your business from April: From 6 April new starters must receive their principal statement on or before…

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March 5, 2020

FAQs: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (March Update)

Updated 5 March 2021 Furlough Scheme Extension Updates Q: What are the new updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)? A: The government has now announced what’s considered to be the final extension of the scheme until 30 September 2021. Employers can continue to claim up to 80% of wages in May and June 2021.This…

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March 4, 2020

COVID-19 Concerns? What to do about Returning Travellers

If a colleague has returned from a specific area listed by the Government that requires 14 days self isolation, regardless of symptoms, they should follow the Government’s advice and in the UK use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next, or in Ireland call 112. They should not go to a GP surgery,…

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February 25, 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus February Update

The Government have increased the risk rating for Coronavirus threat from Low to Moderate. The ongoing outbreak of coronavirus continues to spread across Europe and the wider global community. World Health Organisation (WHO) Recommendations and Advice for the Public Let’s go through best practice advice issued by the WHO for the general public. Employers are…

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December 18, 2019

How to Write a Health & Safety Risk Assessment for Winter Weather

While most of us agree that snow is picturesque, adverse weather conditions can have a catastrophic effect on businesses that do not have contingency plans in place. Consequently, at this time of year it’s important to ensure you’ve completed a risk assessment for winter weather to protect your employees, customers, and the public-at-large. What does…

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December 6, 2019

Think Safety when Decorating the Office for Christmas

What can you possibly do in an office around Christmas that puts life and limb at risk? The answer you’re searching for is hanging up decorations around the office. Many people don’t consider the risks attached to readying the workspace for festive fun. Trips/slips or falls, electrical incidents and manual handling/lifting are the top three…

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October 30, 2019

Do Your Employees Have a Work Addiction?

Summer holiday season has been and gone and it’s time to ask yourself a question. Were my holidaying employees really taking a break from work? If they obsessively checked their work emails and regularly took calls; is it just a healthy love of the job, or is it a work addiction? The medical community recognise…

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September 17, 2019

6 Crucial Fire Door Safety Checks

Fire Door Safety Week runs 23 – 29 September this year. It’s all about raising awareness on the importance of fire doors. So, we thought we’d give you some handy hints on how to make sure your fire doors are up-to-scratch. Why are fire doors important? Fire doors play a crucial role in restricting the…

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July 15, 2019

More Working at Height Fatalities: Are Employers Doing Enough?

Working at height led to the deaths of 40 people in the last year, compared to 35 the year before. According to recent HSE fatality statistics, it’s the number one cause of work-related deaths in the UK. It raises the question, are employers doing enough to protect workers? Time for more severe sentencing? This month…

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February 9, 2019

What is the Health & Safety Risk to you and your Business?

If you’re a business owner, manager or HR professional you’ll be interested in the recently updated data on the risk you face from health & safety factors. The latest data for 2019 ranks every area of the country for the health & safety risk faced by businesses. Business risk is a different slant on health…

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