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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...


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What the latest coronavirus announcements mean for UK employers

The tightening of measures aimed at preventing a 'second wave' of coronavirus in the UK, announced on 22 September 2020, need to be carefully understood by employers so that they can engage appropriately with staff and operate in a way that avoids...


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Uber granted 18-month licence in London following appeal

Ride-sharing company Uber has been granted a further 18-month licence in London after an appeal found it was a “fit and proper” company to run private hire car services. Westminster magistrates court ruled in favour of Uber almost a y...


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Government needs to invest in safety and health to support workers, businesses and the economy

IOSH has submitted proposals to the UK Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, calling for recognition of the importance of occupational safety and health in revitalising and rebuilding an economy ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. The p...