Covid-19: tech solutions with wider applications

17 November 2020

Many companies have developed advanced digital business strategies at record speed during 2020. In parallel, tech-driven health and safety tools addressing a wide range of future risks have also made their way swiftly into the workplace. Jon Herbert reports.

Risk assessment and outside work in cold weather

17 November 2020

Cold weather and shorter periods of daylight mean there is more potential for accidents to happen. Mike Everley investigates the health and safety issues that should be taken into account when carrying out risk assessments for outside work at this time of year.

To LMS or not to LMS?

17 November 2020

Judith Christian-Carter, individual learning consultant, considers why making the right decision on a Learning Management System (LMS) is so important.

Video conferencing: accessible to all or all Zoomed out?

16 November 2020

Video conferencing has allowed us to stay connected while workplaces are closed or only part-occupied. But are we following best practice? Laura King considers how to ensure online meetings are accessible as well as giving some practical tips on avoiding Zoom fatigue.

Risk profiling

16 November 2020

Justin Tyas discusses the concept of risk profiling in relation to health and safety management.

Government Coronavirus aid for business

16 November 2020

There are a number of schemes that the government is providing to help businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Some schemes are coming to an end, whilst new support is also being introduced. This is a summation of the main schemes that are available.

Moving out of lockdown: public transport guidance for operators

13 November 2020

In its Covid-19 Recovery Strategy, published in May 2020 and updated in July at www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy/the-next-chapter-in-our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy--2, the Government said that it wanted to begin a gradual return to work in England. While anyone able to work from home should continue to do so, it insisted, those who needed to be at their place of work should be looking to return as soon as employers confirmed it was safe. However, the guidance continued, what these returners should not do is overload public transport.

Covid Secure: working safely for food businesses including restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services

13 November 2020

The Government has issued guidance for employers to enable food businesses to carry out their activities while keeping employees and others, such as customers, safe. Louise Dawkes considers the specific guidance for restaurants, bars and cafés, giving practical suggestions for workplace safety and other sources for help, advice and support. From 5 November 2020 changes have been made to trading conditions for the hospitality industry.