On 11 March 2020, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared that the global Covid-19 epidemics had become so widespread that they constituted a pandemic. On 16 March 2020, people in the UK were told to work from home wherever possible while everyone was told [...]
How is your occupation fairing with COVID-19? The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has just released figures looking at the mortality rate from COVID-19 across various occupations.
On 4 January, Prime Minister Boris Johnson again urged people to work from home wherever possible.
In our forthcoming newsletters we shall endeavour to keep you up-to-date with legislative changes, updates and titbits from the world of health and safety.
For a few months now many workers, especially office-based staff, have been working from home. Quite a number of these, about 30% according to a recent news report, actually prefer working from home and have stated that they would like to continue like this.
The Government is committed to bringing about the biggest change in building safety for a generation. Yesterday [Monday 20 July 2020] they published the Draft Building Safety Bill that aims to improve building and fire safety.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has called for businesses to follow the government’s 5 steps to being COVID-secure as the lockdown eases and more sectors begin to open their doors.
This week sees many workers returning to work who have been at home furloughed for the last 10-12 weeks. It is down to employers and managers to ensure that they consider both the physical and mental health of their employees and the damage that could be caused by returning to work after such a long break.
On the evening of Sunday 10 May, Boris Johnson introduced an overview of the government’s phased plan to gradually move the country out of lockdown.
Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of all employees, including homeworkers. Assessing the risks of home working A risk assessment must be carried out which identifies the hazards relating to the homeworkers’ work activities and show the steps that have been taken to prevent harm to them or to [...]