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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.
7 Feb 2020
Organisations must monitor employees' travel plans and ensure discrimination does not occur in the face of the coronavirus threat.
30 Jan 2020
Aircraft from Wuhan with 110 passengers due to arrive in UK at 1.30pm - passengers set for 14 days' quarantine.
29 Jan 2020
Toxic contaminants are inadvertently being brought home from employees’ workplaces and potentially exposing their families to dangerous substances, according to...
23 Jan 2020
Employers should postpone or cancel business travel to the region of China that has been hit by an outbreak of...
23 Jan 2020
A Sky engineer who breached health and safety rules while experiencing a mental health condition was discriminated against and unfairly...
13 Jan 2020
Manufacturers are investing more in workers’ health and wellbeing than ever, but a more proactive approach – including making better...
3 Jan 2020
A psychologist has suggested business travellers should develop “coping strategies” after a survey revealed employees' health problems stemming from lengthy periods spent flying or driving.
19 Nov 2019
Lorry and bus drivers are routinely unable to access toilets when they need to, which is potentially causing them health...
7 Nov 2019
The health of train maintenance workers is being put at risk as railway operators continue to allow sewage from train...
6 Nov 2019
Employers sometimes make the headlines over their policy on staff wearing a poppy in the workplace. We set out the...
4 Nov 2019
New guidance has been published to help staff who work around diesel-powered vehicles or equipment reduce their exposure to exhaust...
1 Nov 2019
EXCLUSIVE | To improve perceptions of its warehouses' working environment, the online giant is inviting the public in to show what conditions are really like.
21 Oct 2019
Two thirds of construction companies say they would fail or might only “scrape through” an on-the-spot site inspection by the...
8 Oct 2019
A police constable has won a sex discrimination claim after an industrial tribunal found that the Police Service of Northern...