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Ban on business evictions three-month period extended to September

The UK government has extended measures to prevent struggling companies from eviction over the summer. The extension to the three-month period announced in March – until the end of September – comes alongside further support to help lo...


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New health and safety rating for all building and facility types

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced the launch of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for all building and facility types, an evidence-based, third-party verified rating focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols ...


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HSE issues safety alert against facemasks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert regarding the use of KN95 facemasks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), urging employers and suppliers not to purchase or use KN95 facemasks as PPE. KN95 is a performance rating ...


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‘COVID-secure’ workplaces – what are they and how will they be regulated?

As restrictions start to be lifted and many begin to return to work, the phrase ‘COVID-secure’ workplace has been used a lot. But what defines a COVID-secure workplace and how will it be regulated? Says Kate Gardner, Health and Safety...


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Social distancing – will employers have to buy more office space?

As businesses slowly begin to reopen after the Covid-19 lockdown, many employers are realising that their current offices may not be large enough to deal with the requirements of social distancing. As one health and safety consultancy points out, ...


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BSI publishes UK Safe Working Guidelines

BSI, in its role as the UK’s National Standards Body, has published new safe working guidelines to help businesses manage a safe return to work and reoccupation of their facilities. The guidelines are intended to become a consensus of good p...