Don’t let the dust settle

27 October 2021

Laura King asks why dust is still a problem in the construction industry and what needs to be done to prevent it.

Daylight saving time — the implications for employers and shifts

27 October 2021

With daylight saving time coming to an end at 2am on Sunday 31 October 2021, and starting again at 1am on Sunday 27 March 2022, employers should decide what this means for staff who are working when the clocks change. Stacie Cheadle, employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines the points to consider.

Grey fleet workers must be protected, says HSE

27 October 2021

Whether an employee is behind a desk or behind the wheel, employers have a duty to protect their health and safety, HSE has highlighted in updated guidance on work-related road risk.

Lone working: the monitoring options

27 October 2021

There are several ways of responding to and monitoring the emergency alerts sent by lone worker personal alarms, including some cost-saving options, says Rebecca Pick.

Fork lift truck safety

22 October 2021

The UKMHA (the UK Material Handling Association), which consists of the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) and the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), runs an annual safety campaign called Safety Drive throughout October. Britain sees 1100 fork lift truck accidents a year so this is a timely reminder to consider the safety issues associated with this equipment, as Grainne Kelly reports.

Addressing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on disadvantaged pupils

22 October 2021

Many concerns have been raised about the potential impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on the lives of young people. These include particular worries about the negative effects of measures such as school closures on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Teacher Mia Hodgson looks at the key concerns related to the education of disadvantaged children and explores priorities for the new academic year.