Load security: changes in enforcement and regulation

1 October 2021

Load security and the way any issues are prosecuted or regulated is an area that has changed substantially in recent years and one where operators need to ensure they keep up to date with “best practice”. Here Andrew Woolfall, of Backhouse Jones Solicitors, examines the way drivers are expected to report defects, what is deemed acceptable when conducting regular brake tests and the change in attitude towards loads which are not properly restrained.

Combatting our plastic habits in the workplace

30 September 2021

From revolutionary to ruinous, plastics breathed life into the current age we live in today. Now we face decisions and policy to wean businesses away from the lifeline that plastics offered to a more sustainable means of production in order to mitigate pollution, habitat loss and climate change. Existing commitments are to be reconsidered and even redoubled where new zero-waste and carbon reduction targets are to be met in earnest. Max Starr reports.

Carer’s Leave

30 September 2021

The Government has confirmed its intention to introduce carer’s leave as a new statutory employment right. This will allow employees with caring responsibilities to take time off from work to focus on the person (or people) they care for.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

30 September 2021

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

City of the future

29 September 2021

With a daily on-site workforce of 45,000, the construction of the newest ‘World Expo’ in Dubai presented challenges for safety and wellbeing, reports Belinda Liversedge.

Industry 4.0 — a missed opportunity?

29 September 2021

New digital and wireless monitoring technology and software offer the chance to make workplaces safer, but research shows many employers are slow to realise the benefits, says Andrew Bligh.

New ladder safety guidance published

29 September 2021

The Ladder Association has joined forces with HSE to publish two updated free guidance documents on the safe use of all types of ladders.