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An empty property can quite easily go from being an asset to a liability as such buildings are prime targets for anti-social behaviour. Laura King reviews some of the latest statistics and considers the options for protecting vacant sites from unwanted visitors.
As the pandemic continues, employees may be struggling with their mental health, especially if they are working from home for the first time. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines ways of tackling this issue.
The Government’s recent green light for HS2 has raised passions on all sides. Opponents worry about environmental damage while proponents say this can be minimised and set in a context of very long-term economic and social gains. Jon Herbert reports.
The waste and recycling sector has a fatality rate 17 times higher than the general industry average. We consider the main hazards and how the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum is working to make the expanding sector safer.
Recent events have brought the GDPR back on to the agenda as the implications of how organisations are going to be expected to deal with the current COVID-19 epidemic have become apparent. There will clearly be a necessity for employers to ensure that the risk of infection to their staff, customers and the general public is minimised. At the same time they must be aware that the information they are collecting during this process can have significant privacy consequences.
Since the country went into lockdown, those who can be working from home should be doing so. There are many short and long-term benefits to this move but employers must not forget their legally binding health and safety responsibilities. Jon Herbert reports.