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Mental health must be top priority during COVID-19

Amid the growing uncertainty of Coronavirus, many employees are reporting feeling stressed. In addition to their usual work demands, the uncertainties that have come with COVID-19, such as school closures, questions around job security and health ...


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FMs should be recognised as 'key workers', IWFM tells ministers

“Buildings enabling the provision of essential services that are so crucial in the COVID-19 response need to be clean, secure and well maintained to ensure they are safe for the people using them,” IWFM CEO Linda Ha...


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HSE postpones routine inspections

Routine inspections by the HSE will be temporarily suspended while the country is in lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. While it will continue to respond to serious issues, the HSE has stopped work that cannot be completed from home. An HSE ...


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Homeworking: employers’ health and safety responsibilities remain the same

The HSE has launched a dedicated online portal for its coronavirus-related health and safety guidance. While the government is taking a flexible approach to certain laws and practices in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, normal health a...


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Coronavirus – sources of information

With the situation changing daily with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've listed below some useful sources of official information and guidance produced by some of the professional bodies whose credentials underpin our workplace management cur...


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Union to sue government over failure to protect ‘precarious’ workers

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is taking legal action against the government over its failure to protect the wages and jobs of millions of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, and ensuring the health and safety of those sti...