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The ‘new commute’ – is an employee’s home their official place of work?

The rise of homeworking in the wake of the coronavirus crisis is creating issues for fleets when it comes to classifying journeys, says the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP). Describing the problem as the “new commute,” the org...


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New worldwide fire safety standard launched

A global coalition of over 80 fire safety leadership organisations has launched a new internationally consistent approach to the safety and management of buildings, with the aim of saving more lives by reducing risk and preventing devastating fire...


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New steps to close loophole regarding mobile phone use while driving

People using a handheld mobile phone in all circumstances while driving will be breaking the law, under new government plans unveiled by Roads Minister Baroness Vere, to close a legislation loophole and improve road safety. It’s already a c...


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Requirements set out for legally-required building safety manager role

The competence requirements for the proposed new role of building safety manager have been set out in a new report, Safer people, safer homes: Building Safety Management. Under new legislation being introduced in the draft Building Safety Bi...


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No joking matter – vicarious liability before the courts again

The scope of vicarious liability is undoubtedly narrow. Peter Wake, Partner at law firm Weightmans, looks at the impact of recent case law on this complicated area of employment law. In April this year, the Supreme Court (SC) restored some order ...


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European Week for Safety and Health at Work highlights musculoskeletal disorders

The European Agency for Safety and Health (EU-OSHA) at Work’s 2020-2022 campaign will focus on one of the most common work-related problems in Europe – musculoskeletal disorders. Despite legislation and initiatives aimed at preventing...