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Safest day to work in an office? Wednesday

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Workers looking for the lowest virus transmission risk day of the week to go into the workplace should go in on a Wednesday according to findings from an Air Quality Index launched by smart building platform Infogrid. The findings show that only a quarter of working days in 2022 have had a ‘low’ virus transmission risk, […]

HOW TO: Make your office feel safe again

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With the recent news that Boris Johnson has dropped the work from home guidance with immediate effect, offices across the UK are now back open for business. But many workers may find it daunting to be back in a different territory after a long time remote working, with searches for ‘can I refuse to go […]

Only a quarter of workers given extra PPE when returning to the workplace

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As employees have been slowly returning to workplaces after furlough and working from home, businesses have had their work cut out to ensure safety measures are still up to date after the break, as well as keeping employees reassured about their covid 19 risks. With 22.5% of UK workers having suffered a workplace accident in […]

FUN FACT: Fewer Brits wash their hands than before the pandemic…

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Research released by Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that fewer people wash their hands after visiting a public washroom now, than in 2018. Today’s findings come in spite of a government public information campaign that focused on handwashing to help prevent and slow the spread of Coronavirus throughout the pandemic. Just two thirds (66%) of […]

UK workers ‘feel 81% safe in their workplace’

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With many office workers adapted to working from home for over a year, returning to the office is like stepping back into unfamiliar territory and is bound to make you feel uneasy if safety isn’t taken seriously. The Compensation Experts have revealed the attitudes towards safety in the workplace now that more workers are returning […]

London: The worst city in England for restaurants hygiene?

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Despite the pandemic, food hygiene officials have continued to inspect restaurants and businesses around the country – which helps you sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to picking venues for meetings and entertaining. Ranging from go-to coffee shops to our favourite takeaways there were numerous one-star hygiene ratings for certain chain restaurants […]

Your WFH desk is three times dirtier than a toilet seat, say boffins

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Over the past year, our working from home desk set up has been getting a lot of use. But do you know how many germs are lingering on our workspaces? When did you last clean your office or home desk? Even though it might look clean, many people neglect to thoroughly scrub and disinfect their […]

Returning to the office? Here’s how to not get injured!

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After nearly 18 months of working from home, offices across the UK are now back open for business. With so many of us looking forward to catching up with colleagues and resume meetings face-to-face but this can also seem daunting to be in a different territory after a long time remote working. Due to not […]

Don’t get sued! Is your business set up for a post-Covid world?

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With lockdown restrictions set to ease from  19 July, it’s important that businesses make sure they’re set up for a post-Covid world and aren’t putting themselves at risk of being taken to court. Here Tom Moyes, a Partner in the Employment team at Blacks Solicitors, discusses everything that business owners should be aware of now […]

1 in 5 employers do not offer any form of support for newly ill or injured staff

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Twenty per cent of employers do not offer any form of support for newly injured, ill or disabled staff. Of the four in five who do offer support for this group, on average they only facilitate three types of support for staff in this position, when in fact a much broader range is required to […]