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...
Homeworking

Homeworking

Homeworking in numbers has leapt during the COVID 19 lockdown, and has provided a way for lots of businesses to continue operating.  No surprise that it has been generally liked by workers, but perhaps some surprise for the more cynical employers to find that...
Corona Virus

Corona Virus

COVID 19 is a new disease which has caused a world wide pandemic with little warning.  It has affected us all at home and at work and in many different ways.  It is a key new risk to be captured by your organisation’s safety management systems. At the moment, guidance...