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News & Updates

Broadcast August 2021

This month’s Broadcast includes important contributions from our HR, Health & Safety and Compliance teams, all on the subject of Covid and the impact it continues to have on businesses throughout the UK, from supporting employees with Long-Covid, continuing to manage the risk of contamination (this includes an updated Risk Assessment template for you) and […]

Broadcast July 2021

Flexible Working Unsurprisingly, there has been a substantial increase in homeworking during the pandemic. In 2010 there were around 3% of workers working from home all the time. That figure had risen to 5% before the impact of the pandemic. However, after that point, the figures then rose rapidly in response to the Government’s guidance […]

Why has agriculture got the worst rate of worker fatality in the UK?

Recent figures show that over the last 12 months there has been close to a 100% increase in deaths in the farming industry due to workplace incidents (interestingly, this follows an all time low number in 2019-20) – 18 times higher than the average rate across all other industries, and this is unacceptable.  Farmers and […]

Broadcast January 2021

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast, where we have articles from all of our teams, covering Racking, the new HR challenges in 2021, how we’re still delivering training during the pandemic and reducing legionella risk, as well as an update on our Walk to Fork challenge. H&S UPDATE : Racking – the forgotten danger in the […]

Controlling legionella risk during the pandemic

Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by the bacteria legionella pneumophila. Ironically, action taken to close buildings to control coronavirus may in turn cause an increase in cases of Legionnaires’ disease, an illness with striking similarities to COVID-19. This disease is spread when tiny droplets of infected water are inhaled, e.g from showers or splashing […]