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  • Health & safety alerts
    16/04/2021

    Workers Exposed to Dermatitis Risk

    An engineering company has been fined £20,000 incl of costs for failing to control the risk of its employees developing...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    23/03/2021

    It Has Been One Year Since the Beginning of the First COVID-19 Lockdown

    This time last year we entered the first national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, today we reflect on the toll...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    8/03/2021

    Register to order Coronavirus tests for your employees.

    COVID-19: All businesses in England to be given rapid coronavirus tests free of charge. COVID test kits will be made av...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    23/02/2021

    Upcoming Enforcement Visits to Fabricated Metal Businesses

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has written to fabricated metal businesses across the UK to check that they are ma...

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  • Employment Law & HR
    19/02/2021

    Homeworkers Working Longer Hours?

    Recent surveys have reported that some employees who are working from home are putting in more hours than before the Cov...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    8/02/2021

    Register to Order Coronavirus Tests for your Employees.

    Rapid tests will be offered to workplaces with more than 50 employees in an effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Th...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    29/01/2021

    COVID-19 Tests and Isolation Explained

    There are 2 main types of test currently being used to detect if someone has COVID-19: Polymerase Chain Reaction (P...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    25/01/2021

    Health and Safety Spot Checks and Inspections During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Enforcement officers are out and about, carrying out spot checks and inspectio...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    11/01/2021

    COVID-19 Response to a Positive Test Result

    When to Isolate: Introduction: In line with UK Government guidelines, if an employee or worker has had contact at work...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    7/01/2021

    COVID-19 News

    The government published new tighter measures on 5th January 2021 to suppress the spread of the virus and keep the numbe...

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  • Employment Law & HR
    24/12/2020

    Spot the Christmas Turkey…

    How hot is your employment law knowledge? Pit your wits against our Christmas turkey contest and see if you can spot the...

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  • Employment Law & HR
    23/12/2020

    Agency Workers – Did You Know?

    Some employers will be thinking about how to meet their additional staffing needs in these uncertain times, one of the r...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    23/12/2020

    Christmas Tree Lights Banned because of Portable Appliance Testing (PAT.)

    A property management firm responsible for three Lancashire Jobcentres advised the Department for Work and Pensions that...

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  • Employment Law & HR
    22/12/2020

    Peace on Earth (…or the Workplace At Least!)

    It may be the season for peace on earth and goodwill to all, but unfortunately this won’t be the case amongst all empl...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    21/12/2020

    New Tier 4 level – STAY AT HOME – what does it mean?

    The Government announces a new level of restriction for certain areas to be in place from 20th December. Employers do n...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    21/12/2020

    Jobcentre Staff Banned from Sticking Christmas Decorations on the Ceiling.

    Jobcentre staff were banned from sticking Christmas decorations on the ceiling - in case they fell and injured themselve...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    18/12/2020

    Brownies and Guides Banned from Singing Carols in Shopping Centre – because of “Health and Safety” Risk.

    The Marlowes centre in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire banned Brownies and Girl Guides from putting on a carol concert fo...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    17/12/2020

    Christmas Decorations Banned from Village Centre because of “Health and Safety.”

    A small Kent village had lost its festive spirit before Christmas had even got started in 2019, after the council banned...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    15/12/2020

    A City Council Banned its Staff from Putting up Christmas Decorations

    A city council banned its staff from putting up Christmas decorations on their office walls because it breaches ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    8/12/2020

    “Health and safety” killjoys force Santa to wear a seatbelt in his sleigh.

    Every Christmas Eve Santa whizzes around the world at top speed, without incident. But Santa's unblemished driving reco...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    16/11/2020

    Company fined after forklift truck fatality

    A pallet transport company has been fined after a forklift driver was killed when his forklift overturned. Mr Regina...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    9/11/2020

    £40,000 fine after care home death fall

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunkeld has been fined for health and safety failings which led to the death of a vulnerab...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    5/11/2020

    What a face covering is?

    In the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a face covering is something which safely covers the nose and mou...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    3/11/2020

    Liverpool to be regularly tested for Coronavirus in first whole city testing pilot

    Tests will be provided through a partnership between Liverpool City Council, NHS Test and Trace and the Ministry of Defe...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    19/10/2020

    Fine for manufacturer after serious injuries to worker

    Emtelle UK Limited, a manufacturer of plastic tubing and blown fibre tubing for telecoms and water piping, has been fine...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    13/10/2020

    About local COVID alert levels

    The government has introduced a new system called ‘local COVID alert levels’. This will replace current guidance on ...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    9/10/2020

    Construction Health Inspection Initiative – October 2020

    Health and Safety Executive (HSE) There have been big improvements over recent years in reducing the number and rate of...

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  • Uncategorized
    17/09/2020

    Festival of Learning : Grievance Top Tips

    Sometimes employees raise a complaint about a workplace issue, if you have not had to deal with a workplace grievance be...

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  • Health & safety alerts
    10/09/2020

    COVID-19 News

    The government has announced new measures to suppress the virus and keep the number of infections down. The governmen...

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