Covid Secure: working safely for construction and outdoor workers

12 April 2021

The UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces with advice on establishing safe operations. Roland Finch considers the updated advice given to people who work in or run outdoor working environments.

Covid Secure driving: getting back on the road

12 April 2021

The key principles in the Covid Secure guidance for working in or from vehicles provide a practical guide for hauliers and other operators on how to work safely during the current pandemic.

Bus Back Better — Assessing the new National Bus Strategy

9 April 2021

The role of bus operators in the current deregulated marketplace is to deliver good customer service in a safe and efficient manner, while providing value for owners and shareholders. Balancing these often conflicting demands with very little outside support, bus operators have struggled to achieve these aims and have thus generally welcomed the National Bus Strategy as a positive step. Our Consultant Editor takes a look at this new strategy which pledges £3 billion of new funding to “level up” buses across England to London standards.

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

9 April 2021

The Government has updated its guidance for businesses to carry out their activities safely as step 2 of the road map out of lockdown commences on April 12. The aim is to provide employees, customers and others, such as contractors and delivery drivers, an environment safe and secure from the risk of Covid-19. 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.

Health, safety and goodwill during Ramadan

9 April 2021

At Ramadan, participating employees often have to manage extra physical and mental stresses, fatigue and dehydration. Jon Herbert describes how flexibility, discussion and forward planning from employers can help everyone involved.

Covid Secure: working safely in offices and contact centres

9 April 2021

As the Covid-19 crisis continues, the Government is regularly updating its advice to ensure that employers, workers and the self-employed work safely during the pandemic. Vicky Powell looks at the key points for working safely in offices, contact centres and similar working spaces.

Covid Secure: working safely in factories, plants and warehouses

9 April 2021

The UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces with advice on establishing safe operations. Gordon Tranter considers the updated advice given to people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.