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?

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?

Asbestos classification

27 August 2020

We suspect that some insulating material on our site contains asbestos and are having it removed. I understand that construction and demolition waste must be consigned as hazardous waste if it contains more than 0.1% asbestos. Does this refer to the concentration of asbestos in an entire skipload of construction waste, or to the insulation material alone?

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?

E-bikes and E-scooters: a green solution to transport issues?

4 August 2020

Now that most of our staff are back at work after lockdown, and using public transport and cars, there is a fear of an incline in congestion and pollution. Could e-bikes or e-scooters be the green solution to our transport problem?

Supporting test and trace

28 July 2020

We are aware that in England the test and trace service is going to be important in the overall management of Covid-19. As an employer, what would we be expected to do as part of the test and trace regime?