Getting to grips with adaptive learning

19 January 2022

One of the predictions for 2022 was that personalised learning experiences would become more frequent. The key to providing personalised learning experiences lies in using adaptive learning and, in particular, adaptive learning technologies. In the first of two articles, Judith Christian-Carter takes a look at adaptive learning, focusing on what it is and when it can be used to most benefit.

Incident investigation management procedures

17 January 2022

Managing the accident investigation process is an essential part of health and safety practice. Mike Sopp looks in detail at new guidance aimed at ensuring good general practice is maintained.

Mandatory vaccination confirmed for the NHS and wider social care workers

17 January 2022

The Government has announced its plans to introduce new legislation requiring those deployed in frontline roles in the health and wider social care sector in England to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This follows the same requirement already in place for care home workers in England and the responses of a public consultation into the matter. Despite the majority of respondents being opposed to such mandates, the Government decided that vaccination is the best way to protect vulnerable people receiving care in the sector and those providing it.

Calculating Scope 3 emissions

14 January 2022

Scope 3 emissions usually make up a significant proportion of an organisation’s greenhouse gas emissions. However, as they sit outside of the organisation and are hard to capture, they are often left out of the equation. Laura King outlines initial steps a business can take to start understanding these indirect emissions.

Changes to May 2022 Bank Holidays

14 January 2022

To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there will be changes to bank holidays in 2022. The late May Bank Holiday which would have fallen on Monday 30 May 2022 will be moved to Thursday 2 June 2022 and there will be an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June 2022. The adjustment will take effect in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Reducing sick pay for the unvaccinated

14 January 2022

Employers across the country are experiencing difficulties with staffing levels due to self-isolation absences. As such, many are having to take steps to mitigate the impact this is having on their business and its performance, including introducing measures to discourage the absences in the first place.

Temporary Concessions for Transport Operators

13 January 2022

Recognising the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and other problems that have caused supply chain difficulties, a number of relaxations have been made by the Government in order to maintain essential transport.