Category: Health and Safety

Are your LEV Systems COVID safe?

With the ever increasing infection and death rates of COVID- 19, now, more than ever is the time to ensure your working environments are safe, as the health of employees during the pandemic is paramount. If you work in an industry where dust and fumes are commonplace, you will already be familiar with the challenges that the Covid-19 outbreak has...

Workplace Pranks – No Joke

Rough, boisterous play or pranks in the workplace can have serious consequences. We look at key cases involving practical jokes at work and offer tips on how to prevent horseplay. What is horse play? Playing around, racing, grabbing, thoughtless vehicle operation, social pressure, harassment, and unauthorised contests are activities often encouraged by ‘practical jokers’ who pressure other colleagues to get...

Work vehicles and COVID measures

Work vehicles, like other workplaces are subject to the relevant home nation Government secure guidelines. In England, employers should be following the hierarchy of risk control measures for vehicles and, in particular, should avoid the sharing of vehicles if possible. Where vehicles must be shared, social distancing requirements should be applied where this is practicable. Additional measures that the employer...

Driving for Better Business

Driving for Better Business (DfBB), the Government campaign group which encourages work-related road safety, has shared a list of eight things to think about in 2021 when managing drivers at work. The latest lockdown means those who are managing drivers and vehicles will have to continue to adapt to the current situation and possibly the following scenarios. Increased demands: Increased...

Employer’s Duty of Care

As an employer, you have a certain set of legal responsibilities for your staff. This includes ensuring their wellbeing and health and safety. What is the duty of care? An employer’s duty of care encompasses a number of duties. The first, and most obvious, is the main overarching duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all your employees,...