Slip-proofing your premises in winter

2 December 2020

Employers should ensure proper procedures and safeguards are in place to protect employees and others using their premises from the risks associated with the particular risks of slips, trips and falls caused by snow and ice, reports Gordon Tranter.

How to manage “long Covid”

30 November 2020

Months after being infected with Covid-19, people are still suffering with symptoms commonly known as “long Covid”. Laura King considers how workplaces should respond.

Covid-19: the catalyst for a digital revolution

9 November 2020

Many companies have made technology advances in recent months that normally take years. As the health crisis continues, practical health and safety innovations plus tech-based management systems are protecting both employee and employer business interests. Jon Herbert reports.

Designated accommodation for service users with Covid-19

4 November 2020

The Adult Social Care: Our COVID-19 Winter Plan 2020 to 2021 included a commitment to deliver a designation scheme with the Care Quality Commission of premises for individuals leaving hospital who have tested positive for Covid-19 and were transferring to a care home. Deborah Bellamy investigates.

The Job Retention Scheme and Job Support Scheme: what’s the difference?

29 October 2020

The Job Support Scheme was intended to help businesses retain staff over the coming months and to serve as a replacement to the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key differences between these two schemes. This article has been updated to incorporate the several changes to the scheme from that which was originally announced.

Daylight saving time — the implications for employers and shifts

19 October 2020

With daylight saving time coming to an end at 2am on Sunday 25 October 2020, and starting again at 1am on Sunday 28 March 2021, employers should decide what this means for staff who are working when the clocks change. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines the points to consider.

10 ways to optimise homeworking

16 October 2020

As working from home becomes the new normal for many, Laura King outlines 10 considerations to help ensure the home office is safe and productive.

Managing colds and flu at work during the pandemic

12 October 2020

As autumn sets in, employers and workers in the UK will, as usual, be anticipating seasonal colds and flu. However, this year’s winter flu season will pose some unique challenges — not least due to the extensive overlap in the symptoms of seasonal colds and the coronavirus. Vicky Powell looks at how best to manage seasonal flu and colds at work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Burnout — what is it and how should employers manage it?

7 October 2020

With the World Health Organisation officially recognising burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”, and the coronavirus pandemic causing difficulties across the spectrum, the focus on the workplace risk of burnout is higher than ever — leading to employers considering how to manage this problem.