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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Coronavirus: Keeping children safe on the farm


With the closure of many schools due to the coronavirus situation, the Health and Safety Executive has requested that the farming community be extra vigilant on keeping children safe who may be at home on farms. Chilren are likely to be at home for some time with the closure of schools across the country in response […]

Coronavirus: Fit testing face masks


The Health and Safety Executive has provided updated guidance in respect of fit testing face masks during the current coronavirus situation. Respiratory protective equipment: Fit testing face masks Tight-fitting respirators (such as disposable FFP3 masks and reusable half masks) rely on having a good seal with the wearer’s face. A face fit test should be […]

Coronavirus: Drivers’ Hours


The Health and Safety Executive has provided new guidance in respect of driver welfare and drivers’ hours during the current coronavirus situation. Driver access to welfare facilities All drivers must have access to welfare facilities in the premises they visit as part of their work. The HSE has received reports that some drivers are not […]

Coronavirus: Health Surveillance


The Health and Safety Executive has issued new guidance in respect of health surveillance for workers during the current coronavirus situation. Guidance for occupational health surveillance providers, appointed doctors and employers In the light of advice from Public Health England on COVID-19, the HSE has set out in guidance below, a proportionate and flexible approach […]

Coronavirus: Extension for diver’s certificate


The Health and Safety Executive has issued new guidance in respect of the requirements for diver’s certificate of medical fitness during the current coronavirus situation. If you have a 12 months certificate of medical fitness to dive that expires on or after 16 March 2020, and you cannot get a medical re-examination with an approved […]

Coronavirus: Display Screen Equipment


For those people who are working at home on a long-term basis, the risks associated with using display screen equipment (DSE) must be controlled. This includes doing home workstation assessments. However, there is no increased risk from display screen equipment work for those working at home temporarily. So, in that situation employers do not need […]

Environmental Permits During the Coronavirus


As well as health and safety issues surrounding the Coronavirus response, companies and individuals who operate waste management facilities under environmental permits must comply with the requirements of their permit.  There are a number of areas where operators could breach their environmental permit.  For example, operators must ensure that they have technical competence cover for […]

A Message to Our Clients


Our clients, colleagues and communities are at the heart of what we do.  Therefore, as a result of the Covid-19 situation and, following recommendations from HM Government, we are taking a number of actions that prioritise their concerns. Jacksons’ consultants are now predominantly working from home and we have temporarily closed our offices. We have […]

Coronavirus Advice for Business


The Government has updated its Coronavirus advice for business on how to keep employees safe during the outbreak.  Specifically: businesses and workplaces should encourage their employees to work at home, wherever possible if someone becomes unwell in the workplace with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, they should be sent home and advised […]

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