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HSE is running free webinars demonstrating the benefits of its new digital Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) assessment tool for assessing the risks from physical and strenuous manual handling, pushing and pulling tasks and repetitive movements of the upper arms, such as assembly line work.
The Government has launched its long-awaited consultation on proposed changes to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 Code of Practice (the Code), which includes guidance on the implementation of the new Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) system. The new draft Code is a lengthy document and it is worth highlighting the areas with which social care practitioners need to familiarise themselves. Christine Grey investigates.
From 6 April 2022, employer and employee duties to provide, maintain, store, and use PPE will not change but are being extended to include limb (b) workers who carry out services in person as part of someone else's business. Interim guidance to the regulation changes is available online. Jon Herbert reports.
In the first instalment, Yvonne and Martin Sprake dealt with an unexpected order from a customer in France. They were pleased to fulfil the order at all, having initially thought it would be too complicated. The customer seemed pleased too and wanted to buy more. But that was leading to more complications…
National Minimum Wage (NMW) was first introduced on 1 April 1999 by the National Minimum Wage Act 1998. In the years since, hourly pay has increased the fastest for the lowest paid, reversing the previous norm that saw these earners with slower than average growth.
Initiatives like National No Smoking Day are a great opportunity to educate staff about the benefits of quitting, but should always form part of a wider and ongoing wellbeing programme, says John Dicey.