Liability and falling trees

17 November 2021

Following recent wet and windy weather, a tree within our property fell onto the public pavement. The question has been asked as to our liability if this had caused an injury and what we should be doing in terms of best practice to prevent such incidents?

Safety on the public highway

17 November 2021

Our company is to undertake some maintenance work on the public highway. Apart from the usual health and safety legislation, is there any other legislation that we may have to abide by?

Closing a T1 document

16 November 2021

Is it possible to close a T1 document without physically attending a customs office on arrival in the UK?

UK Trader Scheme and selling goods to Northern Ireland

16 November 2021

Last year we applied to the UK Trader Scheme for our goods to be declared “not at risk” when trading with Northern Ireland. Our goods come from China and we mainly sell in Great Britain but also to Northern Ireland. We understand that our customers pay an extra 6% duty on the goods coming into Northern Ireland after we have already paid 6% on goods from China coming into UK. Could you explain how the process works?

Social prescribing

12 November 2021

How will “social prescribing” help us manage the workload in our GP practice?

Sick building syndrome

11 November 2021

A small group of employees believe that they are suffering from Sick Building Syndrome and they want us to take steps to address the issue. First, how can we be sure that it is not just hay fever or a similar allergy and, second, what changes can we make to improve the workplace environment?

Running first-aid training in-house

10 November 2021

We provide our first aid at work qualified employees with annual refresher training. The question has arisen as to whether this can be provided by an experienced in-house first aid qualified employee?

Buying ready-made first-aid kits

10 November 2021

We currently purchase “off-the-shelf” first-aid kits that contain the items suggested by the Health and Safety Executive. It has been suggested that as part of our first-aid needs assessment, we should be determining the contents required in our first-aid kits. Is that the case?

Scope 3 emissions

9 November 2021

What are Scope 3 emissions, and what responsibilities do small businesses have to report and reduce them?