The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said it will be carrying out further spot inspections at businesses in areas with the highest coronavirus infection rates as it continues its efforts to halt the spread of the virus. This means that HSE inspectors will be dropping in on businesses and putting employers on the spot in Oldham

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eAir conditioning The risk of air conditioning spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace is extremely low. You can continue using most types of air conditioning system as normal. But, if you use a centralised ventilations system that removes and circulates air to different rooms it is recommended that you turn off recirculation and use a

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Lives and livelihoods could be at stake if organisations do not PLAN and MANAGE the return to work following the relaxation of the Coronavirus Lockdown. Indeed, companies that don’t follow coronavirus safety rules could face prosecution, the head of the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned. Sarah Albon, of the HSE, told Tuesday’s

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The information has been provided by the Government on the COVID-19 Secure guidelines The following documents are available for free download: Construction and other outdoor work: guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments Factories, plants and warehouses: guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses Homes: guidance

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Nonessential employees are still working from home and this could continue through the month of May (or possibly even longer). Employers need to formulate a plan to help keep employees healthy once they return to the workplace. Companies are starting to consider a return to the workplace, or at least a partial return. The general

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Join us for a cross-business Webinar to assist those businesses that are planning for the Phased Return to the Workplace. I will be delivering this Webinar with a local HR Consultant and a business focussed Accountant. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them! Friday 15th May @ 11:00 hrs Email me is

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On 14 June 2017, a fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington, West London, very early in the morning, just before 1:00 am. The fire caused 72 deaths, including those of two victims who later died in hospital. More than 70 others were injured and, fortunately, 223 people

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As organisations consider the return to the workplace, First Aiders will be having concerns about how to deliver effective first aid treatment without risking their own health and lives. This short video (less than three minutes) from the Resuscitation Council UK provides some simple answers First Aid Covid 19 update

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As a result of the UK lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic many buildings have been closed and unoccupied for several weeks. When businesses start returning to work and buildings are reopened several factors need to be considered; these are being considered in a series of blog articles posted on this site. One risk

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