Statutory Sick Pay: In-depth

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The statutory sick pay (SSP) scheme provides employees who are absent from work for a minimum level of income in place of wages. Employees can instead choose to pay occupational sick pay as long as this is at least equal to the SSP that the employee would receive.

Bullying and Harassment: In-depth

Thursday, January 27, 2022

In all contracts of employment, there is an implied duty of mutual trust and confidence between the employer and the employee. Failure to tackle instances of bullying and harassment is likely to amount to a breach of trust and confidence, which in turn amounts to a breach of contract. An employee who is bullied or harassed at work and/or not provided with support following a complaint may be able to resign and bring a claim for constructive dismissal to an employment tribunal.

Occupational Exposure Limits: Quick Facts

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Occupational exposure limits (OELs) help to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace by defining the maximum amount of (air) concentration of a substance that can safely be allowed over a period of time. What is an Exposure Limit?

Occupational Exposure Limits: In-depth

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Although they do not cover every substance that is used in the workplace, occupational exposure limits (OELs) are an important tool for risk assessment and management, and provide valuable information for health and safety activities concerning hazardous substances. Employers must ensure that the exposure of employees to substances does not exceed national limits.

Belgium

Thursday, January 27, 2022

As nations continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, any country or area may restrict travel without notice. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving. Up-to-date information on the latest coronavirus situation in Belgium is available on the GOV.UK website.

France

Thursday, January 27, 2022

As nations continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, any country or area may restrict travel without notice. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving. Up-to-date information on the latest coronavirus situation in France is available on the GOV.UK website.

Poland: In-depth

Thursday, January 27, 2022

It is reported that Poland operates two health and safety regulatory regimes. One is a rigid system of prescriptive law inherited from the communist legal system. The other is based on EU law. The new regime was introduced alongside the existing system.

How to Create a Safe Learning Environment

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Conduct suitable risk assessments, recording the results where necessary and repeating or reviewing each assessment regularly or as required.

Early Years Premises: In-depth

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The premises in which an early years provision is based will play a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning. Premises should be safe and comfortable and promote children’s physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.