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Health and safety
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of its employees.
This duty extends to health and safety matters such as the maintenance of plant; systems of work; the arrangements for the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances; information and training; and access routes.
18 Oct 2020
Effective cleaning and decontamination are at the heart of keeping workplaces ‘Covid secure’ as well as, critically, in ensuring employees...
14 Oct 2020
University staff and unions are considering next steps after it was revealed yesterday that Sage (the Scientific Advisory Group for...
2 Oct 2020
Some work processes, notably pavement cleaning, can expose workers to pathogens and the risks of diseases associated with animals. Neelum...
29 Sep 2020
The union representing police officers is encouraging officers to download and use the NHS Track and Trace app after a...
24 Sep 2020
Awareness of asbestos risk and the possibility of a mesothelioma diagnosis should be added to the mandatory training for new...
23 Sep 2020
MPs have been told that immediate action is needed to prevent deaths and illnesses caused by exposure to respirable crystalline...
21 Sep 2020
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) may be missing ‘thousands’ of opportunities to investigate work-related Covid-19 cases because of gaps...
11 Sep 2020
As R rate rises Civil Service union raises doubts over 80% return to office bid.
11 Sep 2020
The Department for Work and Pensions has failed to enforce social distancing at an office in Leeds, a health and...
9 Sep 2020
NHS and care workers will be given clear face masks to help them communicate with people with hearing loss, autism,...
7 Sep 2020
Ministers are pushing for central government employees to return to offices as soon as possible, according to a letter seen by the BBC.
4 Sep 2020
Number 10 has rejected reports that a planned advertising campaign to encourage people back to their offices has been shelved, claiming it never existed.
3 Sep 2020
The risks faced by healthcare workers treating patients with viruses that can be transmitted through the air have been highlighted...
28 Aug 2020
The government will begin a campaign next week to urge workers back to offices after claims from business groups that...