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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.
1 Apr 2020
The shadow employment minister has called or all non-essential workplaces to be closed in a letter to the prime minister....
31 Mar 2020
Warehouse workers and delivery drivers register concerns over lack of social distancing in workplace.
27 Mar 2020
With much of Britain in lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, two health and safety bodies have emphasised the need...
27 Mar 2020
The conciliation service Acas and union body the TUC have both urged employers to protect the health and safety of...
26 Mar 2020
Many employers are still not “doing the right thing” during the current lockdown and forcing non-essential staff to go into...
25 Mar 2020
Doctors and other medical staff are threatening to quit frontline NHS work because they feel there is inadequate safety equipment....
20 Mar 2020
Acas has published new best practice guidance on working from home as more employers ask staff to avoid workplaces amid...
18 Mar 2020
The Prime Minister has said that decisions will be taken “imminently” on school closures in England after devolved parliaments in...
9 Mar 2020
What data privacy rules should businesses consider when dealing with Covid-19?
9 Mar 2020
Sick pay rules should be amended in the construction industry to help tackle the spread of the coronavirus.
3 Mar 2020
As many is one in five staff could be off sick at the same time if the Covid-19 coronavirus takes...
27 Feb 2020
Employers need to be pragmatic and fact-based and clear in their communications when managing staff, including some in Wuhan, China,...
24 Feb 2020
Projections point to a recovery later this year as global efforts to contain the outbreak bear fruit.
7 Feb 2020
Employers are quarantining their own staff as the coronavirus outbreak...