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HSE assembles specialist unit to support UK’s coronavirus response

Britain’s workplace regulator has assembled a team of specialists to assist the Government’s national effort to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health care workers fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sup...


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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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HSE advises on the importance of fitting RPE correctly

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is advising workers currently using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) on the importance of ensuring it is fitted correctly. A respirator that is incorrectly fitted will not protect the wearer. Tight-fitt...


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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...