Businesses urged not to rely on Plan B

20 September 2021

Introducing the plan for the continuing fight against the coronavirus (see Winter plan for managing Covid), the Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the Government might have to move to Plan B if virus cases rise significantly in the coming months.

PPE should be a right for casual workers

17 September 2021

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has offered its strong support to a recommendation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that would see workers in the gig economy gaining the same protection as employed workers.

Scotch whisky company fined for crushing incident

16 September 2021

On 22 February 2017 at Chivas Brothers Limited’s bottling plant in Dumbarton, an engineer employed by Fire Protection Group (FPG) Ltd was trapped inside a vertical storage and retrieval unit.

Gas Safety Week 2021

16 September 2021

This week (13 to 19 September) is the eleventh iteration of Gas Safety Week, with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) supporting those highlighting the importance of an annual gas safety check.

Winter plan for managing Covid

14 September 2021

We reported recently that parts of the Coronavirus Act 2020 were expected to be repealed as the Government prepared to set out its latest plan for dealing with Covid-19 (see Government outlines next steps in its Covid response).

JCVI recommends booster jabs for over 50s

14 September 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended booster jabs for over 50s and younger adults with health conditions, amid concern about waning immunity.

Update on rare Covid-19 vaccine side effects

14 September 2021

More detailed guidance for health professionals on some rare side effects associated with Covid-19 vaccines has been issued by Public Health England (PHE).

Biodiversity Net Gain in development projects

14 September 2021

The UK’s national standards body has published a set of requirements for the implementation of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) in development projects, including individual house-builds, largescale developments and estate management.