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Homeworking: employers’ health and safety responsibilities remain the same

The HSE has launched a dedicated online portal for its coronavirus-related health and safety guidance. While the government is taking a flexible approach to certain laws and practices in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, normal health a...


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Coronavirus – sources of information

With the situation changing daily with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've listed below some useful sources of official information and guidance produced by some of the professional bodies whose credentials underpin our workplace management cur...


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New Fire Safety Bill clarifies duty of the responsible person

The Home Office has introduced a new bill to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. The proposed Fire Safety Bill builds on action already taken to ensure that people feel safe in their homes, and a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower ...


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Coronavirus: latest guidance for employers and businesses

The government has updated its guidance on providing advice on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including: how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19; what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed to have ...


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Sick pay from day one for those affected by coronavirus

Statutory Sick Pay will be made available from day one when self-isolating, instead of day four, the Prime Minister has announced. The move will be included in emergency legislation to deal with coronavirus. Updating Parliament on the government&...


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New guidance on lone working for older and gig workers

The HSE has updated its official guidance on lone working, taking into account modern working practices. Protecting lone workers: How to manage the risks of working alone updates INDG73, last updated in 2012, since which time the way in which peo...