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    Lack of WFH health and safety awareness is a potential time bomb, says safety specialist

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    2020 was, understandably, a busy year for health and safety in the workplace. In a matter of weeks, the national focus shifted rapidly towards combating Covid-19. Social distancing became the norm, restrictions were put in place and laws quickly introduced to help stop the spread. For office-based workers, things moved swiftly as lockdown came into […]

    My employee is refusing to social distance at work – What should I do?

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    Advice by Andrew Willis, Head of Legal at Croner With the global pandemic still playing a significant role in people’s lives, unfortunately some individuals are getting complacent when it comes to social distancing and mask-wearing. This means, that even if you’ve set out a perfect plan to make your workplace COVID-secure, it may not matter. […]

    Drug testing: what employers need to know

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    Some useful advice by Andrew Willis, Head of Legal at Croner Over the weekend, Conservative London mayoral candidate, Shaun Bailey called for every business in the capital with more than 250 employees to sign up to a drug-testing charter – routinely checking, with the results being made public. Mr Bailey said this would help to […]

    To re-open or not to re-open the office: That’s the question

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    By Ragu Veeraraghavan, VP Workforce Analytics at SplashBI The typical office workforce and environment was very different at the start of this year. Just like retailers, employees were encouraged by the Government to work from home as much as possible. Before the current crisis, 3.4% of the U.S population worked from home and the number […]

    ‘Employees must play their part in social distancing and safeguarding’

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    As businesses return to the workplace following encouragement from the Government, employment law and health and safety experts warn that employees must play their part in adhering to occupational safety measures to ensure, so far as possible, a safe return to work. Government guidance continues to be that if employees can work from home that […]

    Communicate with your workforce, stay 1-metre ahead

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    Joanne Frew, National Head of Employment at global legal services business DWF, provides commentary on the Prime Minister’s announcement in the reduction of the 2-metre distance rule and what this means for employers… “The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has reported that business confidence in the UK has improved 17 percentage points between early May and […]

    Top challenges for return to work: Adequate safety measures and fearful employees

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    Over a third (36%) of UK businesses believe that implementing new health and safety measures in accordance with the Government’s recently published guidelines are the biggest challenge they face as lockdown eases and they attempt to return to the workplace, according to new research conducted by law firm Winckworth Sherwood. This was closely mirrored (29%) […]

    British Safety Council launches COVID-19 Assurance Assessment Service

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    The British Safety Council has today launched a new COVID-10 Assurance Assessment Service to support organisations returning to work, just as many PAs and Office Managers are beginning their own projects to that end. A detailed return to work guide can be used across all sectors and will enable organisations around the world to develop […]

    Sandals Resorts Enhances Health & Safety Measures

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    For nearly 40 years, Sandals Resorts has continuously implemented and strengthened health and safety protocols to ensure guests are able to enjoy their Caribbean holiday worry-free. In preparation to welcome guests back to the Caribbean, the company has introduced Sandals’ Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness, building on its existing industry-leading practices to guarantee cleanliness standards and […]

    British Safety Council launches new post-lock down support for employers

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    The British Safety Council has responded to the Government’s latest guidance on measures to limit the spread of coronavirus following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Sunday evening. The 60-page document sets out the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. The document includes setting out a new ‘more differentiated approach to risk’ and advises […]