Living with Covid — what this means for the workplace

26 February 2022

Throughout the pandemic the Government introduced various rules and regulations for the public to follow to keep them as safe as possible from the impacts of Covid-19. Such measures included the requirement to self-isolate if displaying symptoms of Covid, returned a positive Covid test or identified as a close contact of a positive case, as well as the provision of free testing and vaccines, and support payments to individuals and businesses.

Government moves to end Covid isolation requirements

14 February 2022

On 9 February 2022, Boris Johnson announced that he expects to end all Covid restrictions in England by the end of February. The current regulations, including the legal requirement for Covid cases to self-isolate for at least five full days and for SSP to be paid from day one for Covid-related absences, are in place until 24 March 2022.

Transporting sodium batteries

5 January 2022

In this feature article, Caroline Raine discusses some of the emerging battery technologies, namely sodium batteries, and how these can be transported safely using the new multilateral agreement M340.

GHS Revision 9 changes

17 December 2021

In this feature article, Caroline Raine discusses the changes being brought into the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Revision 9. The UN GHS Purple Book is updated every two years and the nineth revised edition of GHS (GHS Rev. 9) was published earlier in 2021.

Coronavirus vaccine and your employees — HR considerations

9 December 2021

A vaccine to prevent serious health effects from coronavirus has been developed and made available to the public. In this article, Nicola Mullineux, Group Content Manager at Croner-i explores the top questions employers may have surrounding the vaccine, such as requiring employees to be vaccinated and more.

Your carbon footprint hidden in plain sight

12 November 2021

During the journey of reducing carbon emissions, your business may face harsh realities where carbon audits reveal much more than direct operational and logistical emissions. With the UK pledging to reach net zero by 2050, putting pressure on businesses to improve their office operation, Max Starr provides quick and easy tips to help reduce your digital carbon footprint.

Road accidents involving dangerous goods

12 November 2021

In this feature, Caroline Raine discusses some recent road accidents involving dangerous goods and gives tips to prevent them from happening.