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COVID-19 and RIDDOR reporting: could employers be prosecuted?

The HSE has clarified that, in certain circumstances, employers must report new cases of COVID-19 under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), which require employers and other people in charge of ...


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Covid-19: Sitemark launches workplace hygiene programme

A new workplace hygiene programme designed to help businesses maintain clean and hygienic buildings and improve the wellbeing of users during the Coronavirus outbreak has been launched by benchmarking service for the facilities management industry...


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Coronavirus and construction sites – planning to avoid close working

The Construction Leadership Council has issued new guidance for sites that remain open during lockdown in order to maintain the safety of workers. Construction sites operating during the Coronavirus pandemic need to ensure they are protecting the...


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Government confirms the biggest changes to building safety in a generation

Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, has announced ambitious steps to further reform the building safety system with the biggest changes in a generation to ensure residents are safe in their homes. New measures include mandatory sprinkler system...


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Temporary changes to right-to-rent and right-to-work checks

Right-to-rent and right-to-work checks have been adapted to make it easier for landlords and employers to carry them out during the coronavirus outbreak, the Home Secretary has announced. Effective immediately, the temporary changes will mean the...


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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...