CORONAVIRUS - ENFORCEMENT - 02.07.2020
Don’t sacrifice safety for health
Changes to prevent the spread of coronavirus must not be at the expense of regular health and safety, the HSE has said. What’s to know?
CORONAVIRUS - EMPLOYEES - 02.07.2020
Are staff refusing to work on safety grounds?
With guidance encouraging a return to the workplace, some employers are finding that staff are raising concerns about health protection arrangements and refusing to turn up. How should you handle it?
CORONAVIRUS - 11.06.2020
Five steps to working safely
Keeping it simple. The government has issued some fairly lengthy guidelines for the reopening of various types of premises, but in case anyone doesn’t have the energy to wade through the detail, it’s quite sensibly issued core principles. It’s presented this as a five-step guide as follows: (1) carry out a coronavirus risk assessment; (2) develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures; (3) help people to work from home; (4) maintain two metres social distancing, where possible; and (5) where people cannot be two metres apart, manage transmission risk. ...
CORONAVIRUS - ENFORCEMENT - 11.06.2020
HSE back on inspection duty
The HSE has announced that it’s restarting proactive enforcement inspections. Who can expect a visit and what will inspectors be looking for?
CORONAVIRUS - SSP - 04.06.2020
New rules on reclaiming statutory sick pay
Under new regulations which came into force on 26 May 2020, some businesses may reclaim statutory sick pay costs (SSP) from HMRC in certain coronavirus-related circumstances. Which businesses are eligible and what SSP costs can be reclaimed?
ENFORCEMENT - 03.06.2020
The HSE’s business plan for 2020/21
The HSE’s board has been considering the organisation’s business plan for the current year. What will the regulator be spending its time on, and which sectors should be ready for inspection programmes?