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Face Coverings In England

November 30, 2021

Alongside tighter controls on international travel, following the discovery of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, from 4:00am today (30th November 2021) the government has reintroduced the compulsory wearing of face coverings in a number of s...

Sick pay

End of SSP COVID-19 rebate scheme

October 21, 2021

The government brought the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to an end on Thursday 30 September 2021. If you’re eligible for a rebate you have until Friday 31 December 2021 to apply via the online service. To reclaim SSP you...

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CARE HOMES IN ENGLAND

October 15, 2021

Changes to regulations mean that from 11th November 2021 care homes in England must ensure that they do not allow anyone to enter the premises, unless they have had a complete course of an authorised vaccine or fall into one of the exemp...

UPDATED HIGHWAY CODE LAUNCHED

October 15, 2021

In September the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency announced the introduction of a number of changes to the Highway Code. There are 33 changes and amendments to existing rules, most of which are intended to give clearer advice for exam...

HSE LAUNCHES DUST CRACKDOWN

October 15, 2021

The HSE have announced the launch of a month long programme of inspections targeting construction businesses. The inspections will focus on the control measures businesses have in place to protect their workers’ lungs from constructi...

COVID SHIELDING GUIDANCE ENDS

October 15, 2021

Earlier during the Covid-19 pandemic the government advised those who were considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable to “shield”. This involved placing some quite severe restrictions on the lives of those individuals which cou...

CIRCUIT BREAKER SAFETY ALERT

October 15, 2021

The HSE have issued a safety alert following fire and explosion caused by the failure of a high voltage circuit breaker. High and Low voltage circuit breakers are required to operate at high speed to disconnect electrical faults with a h...

BUILDING SAFETY CASES FOR HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

October 15, 2021

Earlier this year the Building Safety Bill was launched on its journey through parliament. The Bill will establish a new Building Safety Regulator within the Health and Safety Executive, which will hold to account those who break the rul...

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