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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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Managing mental health and COVID-19

As many organisations are taking precautions to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, they are increasingly having to consider and take action around employees’ mental health. Many employees are now working remotely in order to reduce risk to busin...


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HSE will take enforcement action against non-compliance with social distancing

If it comes to the HSE’s attention that employers are not complying with relevant public heath guidance (by enabling social distancing when it is practical to do so before personal protective measures), it will consider a range of actions ra...


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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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Coronavirus: HSE will take action against non-complying employers

Employers that are found not to be complying with the relevant Public Health England guidance on coronavirus may face action from the HSE, the health and safety body has said in a joint statement with the CBI and TUC. Noting that this is an extre...