Health and Safety at Work and Brexit

Health and Safety at Work and Brexit

Are you wondering whether you should be making any preparations for health and safety changes after Brexit? For most small businesses, the answer is that there will be no real changes in the short term. You have a responsibility for the health and safety of employees...
Lone Working

Lone Working

Many businesses have at least some lone workers, and for some businesses, the majority of workers work alone for much of their time.  Lone workers include: Home workers Drivers Those visiting the public at home Peripatetic workers Cleaners Security staff Some retail...
COVID 19 – Enforcement of Suitable Precautions

COVID 19 – Enforcement of Suitable Precautions

The Police are responsible for making sure the public comply with the corona virus management measures set out by the Government.  In the workplace, though, enforcement responsibilities sit with the Health and Safety Executive or the Local Authority, depending on your...
Welfare of Visiting Drivers

Welfare of Visiting Drivers

Clarification has been given on ensuring the welfare of visiting drivers.  This follows reports from drivers that some employers have denied them access to the premises for welfare purposes.  It is now emphatically clear that drivers vising a site must be able to use...
Vulnerable Workers and COVID 19

Vulnerable Workers and COVID 19

Workers who were previously shielding have now been advised that if they cannot work from home, they may return to work providing their employer has ensured that their workplace is COVID secure. There is a clear priority given here to homeworking, but a recognition...