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relationship

4th August 2020

Engaging with Relationships at Work

The marriage discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010 largely reflect the protection afforded from discrimination for married persons as set out in the original Sex Discrimination Act 1975.  Marriage and civil partnership discrimination occur when there is direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, or victimisation on the basis of the union. Compensation is uncapped and not […]

28th July 2020

Final Furloughed Health & Safety Team Members to Return in August

Following 4 month of phased returns, Lighthouse Risk Services LLP are poised to welcome back the final two members of our Health & Safety consultancy and administration team members from furlough for the week commencing 3rd August 2020.  Health & Safety consultant Steve Bamber who has specialisms in First Aid Training delivery, Fire Risk Assessments […]

22nd July 2020

HSE Target Yorkshire in COVID Compliance Spot-Check Campaign

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have stated that they will be making checks on Yorkshire employers to ensure that they are aware of their obligations to comply with the Safer Workplace guidance issued in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The official HSE statement confirmed that ‘Inspectors are out and about visiting businesses across […]

Manufacturing

15th July 2020

Health & Safety Consultant Prosecuted for Poor Advice

A Health & Safety Consultant has been prosecuted for providing inadequate advice to one of his clients. Clive Weal fell foul of Section 3(2) of the Health & Safety at Work Act, requiring a self-employed person to conduct their undertaking in such a way as to ensure that they and others are not exposed to […]

CCTV Camera - employers monitoring employees

1st July 2020

CCTV – Every step you take, I’ll be watching you?

Employers may take steps to monitor employees using CCTV, bag searches, drug testing, or checks on websites or emails.  The extent of the monitoring should be set out clearly in the employee handbook/contract of employment and should not be a surprise to the employee; the employer should also ensure that the monitoring is compliant with […]

24th June 2020

July furlough returns announced by Lighthouse

Lighthouse Risk Services LLP are delighted to confirm that a further 4 members of our Health & Safety consultancy team will return to normal working hours as of 1st July 2020. Lockdown easing, combined with a return to ‘pro-active’ health and safety inspections from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), have seen large numbers of […]

KN95 Mask In Circulation In The UK

22nd June 2020

KN95 Face Masks in UK Circulation

KN95 is a performance rating under the Chinese standard GB2626:2006 which carries similar requirements to the European standard for FFP2 facemasks. KN95 does not, however, carry any independent certification or quality assurances and is simply deemed as compliant by the product manufacturer. All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sold within the UK must be CE marked, […]