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Right to Work Checks

Right to Work Checks Right to work checks are a legal requirement that UK companies must carry out, regardless of size. The law states that a right to work check must be undertaken before employment begins for every new recruit, … Continue reading

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Reducing Absenteeism Costs

Talking to clients, we are only too aware of how disruptive absence can be for a business, whether it’s due to sickness or child care. Not a week goes by when we don’t receive a call from a business owner … Continue reading

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July Seminar Round Up

July Seminar Round Up It was great to see some familiar and also new faces at our HR and H&S Seminar at Whitefield Golf Club last month, and a big thank you for all of your positive feedback. For those … Continue reading

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Health and Safety and Reasonable Adjustments

Health and Safety and Reasonable Adjustments Disabled people are protected against discrimination at work under the Equality Act 2010. The law also requires employers to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. This means by removing barriers wherever possible that get … Continue reading

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What you tell your solicitor may not be secret

Fatal Accident In December 2010 a worker moved inside a cardboard compacting machine at Gaskells Waste Administrations in Boone. The machine had turned out to be blocked and he wanted to clear it. A safety device which thought to have … Continue reading

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Study shows standing desks are bad for health

What do the studies show? In 2012, a study led by the University of Leicester found that an increased risk of coronary illness, diabetes and early passing was related with repeated and prolonged sitting. From that point forward there have … Continue reading

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Should you ban shorts at work?

Male builders made the headlines by wearing dresses to work to get around a health and safety ban on shorts. So what can you learn from this? During the heatwave several newspapers ran features on a group of male builders … Continue reading

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Bouncy castle couple convicted

Bouncy castle couple convicted. The incident In March 2016 there had been alerts of an incoming weather front which would bring strong winds. In the way of the storm was a bouncy castle at a fairground in Harlow. When blasts … Continue reading

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Keep your employees safe when travelling on overseas business

Many employers need to send staff abroad, whether it’s in pursuit of sales opportunities, international conferences, or projects to name but a few. As an employer you have a duty of care towards your employees on such trips. The world … Continue reading

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CSCS Card Fraud

Having a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card is compulsory when working on the majority of construction sites. However, despite good intentions, the scheme has been plagued by the use of forged cards. Under the current regime, in order to … Continue reading

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