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Over a third of drivers to stop car sharing as a result of COVID-19

Over a third of people are planning to stop car sharing permanently in the wake of COVID-19 according to a new web-based survey by independent car retailer, Motorpoint. Of the 750 people who took part in the poll, 41.3% thought giving a lift to pe...


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Is your workplace ready for vulnerable workers to return in August?

Employers will need to ensure their workplace is COVID-secure from 1 August, the government has said, as it announced that vulnerable employees who have been shielding can return to work from this date. The latest scientific evidence shows that c...


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HSE issues safety alert against facemasks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert regarding the use of KN95 facemasks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), urging employers and suppliers not to purchase or use KN95 facemasks as PPE. KN95 is a performance rating ...


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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...