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1st March 2023

Long Covid – What are the H&S Implications?

Introduction A recent employment tribunal has concluded that an employee’s long covid symptoms amounted to a disability. What factors were taken into account, and what are the health and safety implications of this ruling? What’s Happened? The employee of a homeless person’s charity had been employed as a caretaker for over 20 years when he […]

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15th February 2023

Company fined £120,000 after Fatal Fall During Roof Work

What’s Happened? A West Yorkshire-based company has recently been fined £120,000 after a dad died following a fall from the roof of a building site. The employee and a co-worker were using ropes to install a lightning protection system to the front of a Warrington office block being converted into flats, it is understood that […]

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8th February 2023

Care Home fined £400k after Falling Tree Crushes Child

What’s Happened? A care home provider has recently been fined £400k after an eight-year-old child suffered serious injuries when a tree fell on her. The girl was understood to be out for an evening jog with her father alongside the grounds of the Southampton based care home. As she was running on a pavement outside […]

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18th January 2023

Company Fined £858,000 after Serious Machinery Accident

What’s Happened? A Kent-based food production company has recently been fined £858,000 after a 26-year- old employee had to have his right arm surgically removed following a machinery incident. The employee was understood to be removing filling ingredients from a paddle mixer at the company’s factory site when his arm became entangled in the unguarded […]

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5th January 2023

Evac-Chairs – Do You Need One?

How do you know if you need to supply an evacuation chair for persons with mobility issues, and what are your legal responsibilities in relation to staff training? Why have an Evacuation Chair? According to government statistics, 53% of disabled people aged 16 to 64 are employed within the UK – that equates to over […]

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1st December 2022

Keeping the Workplace and Staff Warm During the Energy Crisis

Introduction With concerns about rising energy costs, the H&S advice line has recently received a high number of calls from clients about options to save energy and reduce costs, with clients quite rightly being concerned about their heating bills over the coming months. This article therefore takes a closer look at what options you do […]

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17th November 2022

New Fire Safety Requirements Come into Force from 2023

What’s Happening? From 23rd January 2023, The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 introduce new key legal duties for building owners/managers (responsible persons). This article provides the key salient points of what you need to be aware of in order to stay compliant and be prepared for the new requirements. Why is there a Change? Following […]