Work equipment safety: back to basics

26 May 2020

What constitutes work equipment? What are the requirements under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998? Fiona Burns, Croner consultant, reminds employers about their key responsibilities.

COVID-19’s impact on UK occupations and employees

21 May 2020

How does coronavirus affect different occupational groups? Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, which highlights impacts on UK society, the economy and specific worker groups, is a searchable guidance resource — with added analysis drawing on US figures and experiences. Jon Herbert investigates.

COVID Secure: working safely for construction and outdoor workers

19 May 2020

As businesses look to reopen following lockdown, the UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces with advice on establishing safe operations. Roland Finch considers the advice given to people who work in or run outdoor working environments.

COVID Secure: working safely in factories, plants and warehouses

19 May 2020

As businesses look to re-open following lockdown, the UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces with advice on establishing safe operations. Gordon Tranter considers the advice given to people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.

COVID Secure: working safely for restaurants offering takeaway or delivery

18 May 2020

On 11 May 2020, the Government issued guidance for employers to enable businesses to carry out their activities while keeping employees and others, such as customers, safe. Louise Dawkes considers the specific guidance for restaurants and cafés providing takeaways or deliveries, giving practical suggestions for workplace safety and other sources for help, advice and support.

Risk management for COVID-19: the new normal

18 May 2020

The coronavirus is a new hazard that will require the implementation of new risk control measures. Mike Sopp advises on how to assess and control the risks of a return to the workplace.

COVID Secure: working safely for labs and research facilities

18 May 2020

As businesses look to reopen following lockdown, the UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces with advice on establishing safe operations. Dr Lisa Bushby considers the advice given to labs and similar environments.

COVID Secure: working safely in offices and contact centres

18 May 2020

As Britain begins the return to work process, the Government has published a suite of guidance to help employers, workers and the self-employed work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Vicky Powell looks at some of the key points for working safely in offices, contact centres and similar working spaces.