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Review into helping employers support domestic abuse survivors launched

The availability of flexible working, unplanned leave and other employment needs will be examined in a new review of how employers and government could better support domestic abuse survivors at work. The review, launched by Business Minister Pau...


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NEBOSH introduces open book exams for people learning from home

NEBOSH, like many organisations around the world, is adapting to the challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order for people to feel safe when organising or attending a NEBOSH assessment it has brought forward and expa...


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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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Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport

If your employees are beginning to return to the workplace it may be the case that they are using public transport in order to make their journey. Buses and trains can get extremely busy, with commuters standing in close proximity to one another a...


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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...


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Lifting the lockdown – facilitating a return to the workplace

Following developments in the government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, Shoosmiths have put together the following checklist for employers to use when considering how to facilitate a return to the workplace.   Have you carried out a de...