At first, Health and Safety and Employment Law may not seem connected. But they do have one major factor in common. They are both about people. Making the workplace a safe place for people is paramount. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that employers are responsible for making sure that all their…
Since the beginning of lockdown, my colleagues and I have continued to visit construction projects around the country providing advice; not only on the steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 but also to counter the usual health and safety risks that pay no regard to the virus.
Last weekend marked the third anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy. Whilst Covid-19 has delayed the inquiry, it is due to resume next month.
On Sunday 10th May, the Prime Minister advised those of us who cannot work from home to return to our workplaces. Advice was given to employers on how to protect workers from Covid-19 and we were instructed to remain alert.
A recent study in the Guardian found that out of 800 people currently living with mental illness, 80% felt their condition had worsened due to the impact of COVID-19 and 28% said it was much worse.
On Thursday 2nd April, HSE made it clear that, with the exception of some non-essential shops and public venues, they are not asking businesses to close. Instead employers are required to take all possible steps to enable their staff to work from home.
On Wednesday 8th April, Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industry, wrote to the manufacturing and industry sector to remind them of UK Government’s approach to work during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2019 is held on May 17th. Get your free Slips, trips and falls downloadable poster Slips, trips and falls are associated with more fatal and major injuries than any other kind of injury. According to the HSE falls from height accounts for nearly three in ten fatal injuries to workers (41…
No doubt most of you will have seen the frightening image of the collapsed scaffold in North London last Thursday 7.08.2019. Fortunately, no-one was hurt, but it could have been much worse.
Tinnitus is caused by any trauma to the ear, whether at work or in your social life. Most people have experienced mild, transient Tinnitus at some time in their life, but for some people this can become permanent and very distressing.