Mandatory Covid vaccination

27 January 2021

Can we insist, under health and safety legislation, that all employees have the Covid-19 vaccination currently being rolled out across the UK to reduce the risk of transmission in the workplace?

PPE for first aiders

25 January 2021

Our workplace first aiders have requested we issue them with personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety if called on to provide first aid during the pandemic. Do we have to provide such equipment?

Covid-19 vaccine

22 January 2021

What is the latest on the priority groups strategy and roll-out plan for Covid-19 vaccination in the UK?

ESOS energy audit post-Brexit

15 January 2021

Will the requirement for an ESOS energy audit be dropped now that we have left the EU and embarked on a new relationship with Europe?

Anxiety v stress

5 January 2021

How do I tell whether an employee is suffering from anxiety rather than stress, and when does it become a mental health issue?

Horizon scanning H&S issues for year ahead

18 December 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to continue into 2021, my employer requested that I undertake a “horizon scanning” exercise to identify potential health and safety risks going forward. Could you outline the potential issues that will need to be addressed?

Work vehicles and Covid measures

11 December 2020

We have employees working as pairs in a shift pattern as they have to share work vehicles. We have applied Covid secure guidelines to the use of these vehicles. As such, if one employee tests positive for Covid-19, does the other in the shift pattern have to self-isolate?

CSCS cards — true or fake?

6 December 2020

You reported on concerns in the industry that a number of CSCS cards are fake. How do I know if my workers have a true CSCS card or a fake?