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RIDDOR Reforms 2019

13th December 2018

Major overhaul of RIDDOR proposed in 2019

What’s Happening? The HSE has recently reviewed the success of the Report of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 and as a result has proposed some major changes. The changes are fairly wide reaching in that the HSE proposes to not only cut the number of accidents to non-workers which need reporting, but also […]

Asbestos Health and Safety Risks

13th December 2018

Developer Fined After Disturbing Asbestos

What’s Happened? The owner of a building has recently been fined and given a suspended prison sentence after it was discovered that major refurbishment had taken place without an asbestos survey. When HSE Inspectors visited the large site in Manchester, they found that the Developer had renovated the building without firstly checking for asbestos. The […]

Health & Safety Christmas Decorations

13th December 2018

A Christmas Warning…..!

What’s Happened? A Staffordshire social club has recently been fined £20,000 after a volunteer fell from a ladder while putting away some Christmas decorations. A member of The Lea Hall Social Club in Rugeley, was putting extra decorations back in the club’s loft when the loft ladder gave way dropping him two metres on to […]

12th December 2018

Unfair Dismissal and Drug Testing

A recent case before the Employment Tribunal has highlighted the risk to employers of placing too much emphasis on the results of a drug test when dismissing employees to gross misconduct. In the instant case, a bus driver with 20 years of service consented to a random drug test by his employer. A saliva test […]

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12th December 2018

Permanent Health Insurance and Unfair Dismissal

Many businesses in the United Kingdom offer insurance benefits for employees in the event of their long-term or permanent incapacity during employment. This is commonly known as permanent health insurance (PHI) and typically provides a proportion of full pay to an employee for an often significant length of time where they are unable to work […]

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26th November 2018

HSE Releases 2017/2018 Injury And Ill Health Statistics

What’s Happened? The HSE have recently released the annual injury and ill health statistics for 2017/2018. The annual statistics cover cases of work-related ill health, workplace injuries, working days lost, costs to employers in Great Britain along with details of HSE enforcement action taken.  What do They Say? It’s a well known fact that Great Britain […]

26th November 2018

Employee Wellbeing: Your Responsibilities As An Employer

Bowls of fresh fruit and mindfulness sessions are becoming increasingly common in the workplace as employers try to promote the wellbeing of their staff. A successful wellbeing strategy can improve employee attendance and retention, as well as productivity.  It can also help shield you from compensation claims brought by employees for stress-related conditions which may […]

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