Security risk assessment

8 October 2019

How do we carry out a risk assessment to improve the security of our care home premises and what factors should be considered?

Does on call count as working time?

7 October 2019

We have decided that a number of employees need to be on call to respond to emergencies outside of normal hours. These employees are arguing that the on-call periods should be treated as work time under the Working Time Regulations and therefore health and safety legislative requirements would apply. Is this the case?

Expired first-aid certificate

30 September 2019

We have just realised that one of our first-aider’s certificate expired three months ago. Can this person still act as a first aider and can they still requalify or do they need to take the whole First Aid at Work course again?