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Survey reveals impact of remote working on wellbeing and health

A new survey from Office Space in Town (OSiT) has identified some of the impacts of lockdown remote working on wellbeing and health, with findings revealing that the majority of workers favour a full return to the office. Health concerns remain a ...


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HSE COVID inspectors are ‘out and about’

As more businesses open their doors, the HSE is warning that inspectors are out and about, putting employers on the spot and checking that they are complying with health and safety law. The health and safety body is calling for businesses to make...


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The visitor economy – new guidance for reopening businesses

The government has released guidance on how businesses within the ‘visitor economy’ can reopen their doors in a safe manner from 4 July.  Designed to help employers, employees and the self-employed in England understand how to wo...


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Homeworking – should health and safety inspections be carried out in workers’ homes?

Public health experts believe that health and safety officials should be given the power to inspect workers’ own homes as employers are not taking their responsibilities to protect homeworkers seriously. Since the UK went into lockdown, lar...


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Is your workplace ready for vulnerable workers to return in August?

Employers will need to ensure their workplace is COVID-secure from 1 August, the government has said, as it announced that vulnerable employees who have been shielding can return to work from this date. The latest scientific evidence shows that c...


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Continued remote working is vital to keep air pollution low

Remote working on an ongoing basis is achievable, desired by workers and vital to keep air pollution low, according to a new survey by the Business Clean Air Taskforce. Off the back of the survey, charity Global Action Plan is urging the continua...