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Mental Health First Aid England launches best-practice guidance

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England has launched best-practice guidance for employers on how to implement MHFA in the workplace. This follows the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) recent enhancement of its First Aid guidance to clarify the existing need … Continue reading

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Spectra outlines vision for training

Spectra, the Cheshire-based safety, human resource and compliance consultancy business has outlined its vision for training which includes the opportunity for many new businesses to train in management and safety courses completely free of charge. It’s been a busy time … Continue reading

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Childcare Vouchers To Tax -Free Childcare (TFC) – The Important Questions Answered

Childcare Vouchers To Tax -Free Childcare (TFC) – The Important Questions Answered Since 4 October 2018 no employees can start to receive tax-exempt childcare support from you as their employer. Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) has replaced the old regime; what do … Continue reading

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Ripped off by a Health and Safety Consultant

As a responsible employer you want to keep on the right side of the law. But the Health & Safety Executive believes some consultants are conducting unnecessary assessments which can cost a fortune in additional insurance etc. What’s the situation? … Continue reading

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Pregnant Employees – Avoiding the Risks

Avoiding risks for pregnant employees may involve altering their working conditions or hours, offering them alternative work or, as a last resort, suspending them. We cover what do you need to do to be legally compliant with the statutory provisions? … Continue reading

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HSE to increase inspections on farms

Farmers in England and Wales are being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace risk or face serious penalties. The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) programme of inspections will review health and safety standards on farms … Continue reading

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Blue Monday: what is it and what can we do about it?

Today, 21 January 2019, has officially been designated ‘Blue Monday’ which means that today is considered to be the most depressing day of the year. But what is Blue Monday, should we be concerned and what can we do to … Continue reading

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Temporary HR Consultant (full-time position)

Maternity Cover for up to 12 months, with a possibility of a permanent role Spectra is a professional services consultancy based in Altrincham, offering a wide range of services to SMEs from all sectors. Spectra HR provides HR advice and … Continue reading

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Accreditation from the CPD Standards Office for management and safety training

We are proud to announce that we are now formally recognised by the CPD Standards Office as an accredited CPD provider. CPD accreditation is a formal recognition of the quality of our training programmes and their relevance to meeting the … Continue reading

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: Changes to Agency and Temporary Workers Rights

New legislation to boost workers’ rights was introduced on 17 December 2018. The legislation has been developed in response to the recommendations made in the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices last year.  Business Secretary Greg Clark said: “Today’s largest … Continue reading

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