Imperial measurements

29 June 2022

The Government is talking about reintroducing imperial measure. As a construction company, do we need to change anything?

Clerk of Works

1 June 2022

My Architect is proposing to employ a Clerk of Works on my project. How will that help?

Wellness and recovery action plans

4 April 2022

An employee has been diagnosed with a mental health illness. It has been suggested that we can develop with the employee a Wellness and Recovery Action Plan to assist them at work. What is this?

Anxiety v stress

1 April 2022

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

Ramadan and night shift working

29 March 2022

One of the essential workers on my night shift is a follower of the Islamic faith, and has come to me to talk about Ramadan. As we’re working with reduced staffing levels, we cannot allow her to take annual leave over this period as she would usually do. What provisions should we put in place to allow her to consume food and drink and take part in prayers through the night?

Plastic Packaging Tax

29 March 2022

I’m concerned that my business will be liable for the new plastic tax as we use a lot of plastic packaging. What can I do to prepare for this and in particular, how can I find out whether the plastic we use contains any recycled material?