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26th May 2020

Top Tips for Keeping on Top of Health & Safety

Introduction In these unprecedented times, we are all navigating uncharted waters and as Health & Safety consultants, our skills and ability to develop risk assessments, help businesses make informed risk-based choices, and protect their staff and customers from infection, people have never been more important. It is, of course, right that we are all focused […]

19th May 2020

Keep Calm and Carry on with your Capability Plan

When seeking to terminate the contract of employment through dismissal for performance, the employer must show a justifiable reason for it; namely that the employee has fallen below the standard of capability required to perform their role. Capability is contextualised with particular reference to health, physical or mental impairments as well as general performance issues […]

28th April 2020

Football Club Scores an Own Goal with Season Ticket Deductions from Wages

With Coronavirus impacting businesses and the immediate employment law challenges being faced, it could be easy to miss the introduction of an increase to the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”), taking hourly pay for people aged 25 and over to £8.72 (among other changes).  An employer perceived by an HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) enforcement officer […]

21st April 2020

Statement Confirms Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to Enforce COVID-19 Control Measures

As reported in our blog article on COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace being reportable under RIDDOR 2013, the HSE has now issued an email confirming that organisations identified as not conforming to current guidance on social distancing will have action taken against them. These actions can range from the HSE providing specific advice on systems […]

15th April 2020

The Health & Safety Executive Confirm Position on Fork Lift Truck Operatives During COVID-19 Outbreak

Rider operated lift trucks should only be operated by persons who are deemed competent to do so and have received the appropriate training. That is the position that all organisations need to follow when considering who to allow to utilise their lift trucks during the current Coronavirus outbreak. This does not alter from the Health […]

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

8th April 2020

Coronavirus Outbreaks to be Reportable Under RIDDOR 2013

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) confirmed on Friday 3rd April that certain instances of Coronavirus outbreaks in the workplace will be reportable under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. Such incidents include: 1.     An unintended incident at work which has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This […]