Wheelchair users and fire doors

24 September 2020

Our premises have a number of self-closing fire doors on the corridors. A new employee uses a wheelchair and we are concerned that she may have difficulty opening these doors. What action could we take to resolve this issue?

Kickstart scheme

11 September 2020

We want to take advantage of the Kickstart Scheme as we have heard that the Government will fully fund those aged 16–24 as “Kickstarters”. What are the details that we need to know?

Employee working too hard

11 September 2020

One of my team is obviously working far longer hours since our office closed during the pandemic and we started working from home. I have tried to discourage this but it seems to be her way of coping with anxiety. I’m worried she’s heading for burnout. What can I do?

Consulting with employees

9 September 2020

I have been asked to prepare a brief for our Managing Director on how we can improve arrangements for consulting with employees on health and safety. Could you outline the factors I should be considering?

Embedding Covid-19 Secure procedures

27 August 2020

My organisation wishes to develop a campaign to help embed appropriate behaviours in relation to the control of virus transmission in the workplace. What should we consider in such a campaign?

Reassuring employees and stakeholders

20 August 2020

We have put in place appropriate measures based upon the UK Government’s Covid-19 secure guidelines. How can we assure our employees and other stakeholders that we are taking all the measures necessary?

Specification for face coverings

13 August 2020

We have decided to provide our employees with face coverings if they wish to wear them, eg when travelling on public transport or for shops or cafes at lunch. Are there any specific standards for face coverings and what, as an employer, is our duty in relation to advising employees on the use of face coverings?

Clean agent

6 August 2020

We have been advised to install a clean agent fire suppression system in our server room. What is a clean agent?