Safer ventilation at work — airborne transmission of the virus

1 April 2021

Airborne transmission of the Covid-19 virus has been revealed to be more of a threat than initially thought in the pandemic, highlighting the need for effective ventilation and air conditioning systems in our workplaces. This position has continued. Vicky Powell examines the latest specialist advice on how to mitigate the threat of the airborne coronavirus.

The Covid-19 effect on long-term reform in adult social care

31 March 2021

A new inquiry has been launched by the Housing Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLGC) to examine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the social care sector and its long-term funding. The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2021, with information on how to give evidence here.

Emergency action codes — 2021 changes

31 March 2021

In this feature article, Caroline Raine discusses the 2021 changes to the emergency action codes (EACs) as a result of the new 2021 version of the Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).

Pressing the nuclear button

30 March 2021

Between 2021 and 2050, as well as a resolution for the Covid-19 crisis, the UK must create a net zero carbon society to meet the growing climate change emergency. Enormous amounts of clean green energy will be needed. Is going nuclear avoidable? Jon Herbert reports.

Using bus service information to gain new business

30 March 2021

With much speculation about the future of bus and coach travel, it is a good time to take stock of the potential opportunities to assist businesses recover. In the second part of his review, Tony Francis examines how the better use and distribution of bus service information can help secure the future of road passenger transport.

A step up

29 March 2021

Guidance has been published to make it easier to communicate the essential messages for safe working at height to designers, clients, managers and workers, says Peter Bennett.

Flying away from risks

29 March 2021

Unmanned drones could avoid the risk posed by using helicopters to inspect offshore wind farms, but much larger and more powerful models will have to be developed to cope with the strong winds, says Robert Garbett.

Heading for the top

29 March 2021

Aluminium scaffold towers can provide safe access to awkward high areas, but it’s essential they are only designed, assembled and dismantled by qualified personnel, says Don Aers.

Home alone

29 March 2021

Many people feel the recent shift to home working has boosted their productivity and work-life balance, so it’s crucial employers consider the views of staff when deciding whether to offer remote working as a long-term option, says Phil Pinnington.