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Government to release guidance to get people back to work

The government is expected to release a series of papers this week that will lay out how it plans to safely and gradually restart the economy. Last week it invited businesses, trade bodies, unions and other workers representatives to offer their v...


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No one should return to work without “tough new measures” on safety, says TUC

The TUC is calling on government to introduce tough new measures to ensure that, before lockdown restrictions are eased, all employers assess the risks of their staff returning to work outside the home. In a new report, the TUC outl...


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Returning to work from lockdown – preparing your workplace and workforce

Over the next few weeks, as certain restrictions are lifted and some people start to return to work, building managers will be putting in place various measures to reassure inhabitants that their working environments are safe. Businesses will be ...


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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...