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DWP Warned by HSE for poor COVID Safety Measures


The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has been warned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to implement adequate safety measures to protect staff working in its Leeds office.  Photographs circulating in the media show narrow walkways close to operational desks as well as staff gathered round a PC screen.  The office […]

Environment Agency to Prioritise Permits


The Environment Agency is contacting waste operators regarding a delay to the scheduled review of environmental permits for certain sectors. The Agency has decided to concentrate its resources on the permit applications backlog rather than reviews. The Agency announced that due to the impacts of Covid-19, they are experiencing a significant backlog in permitting work […]

Coronavirus – Government Guidance to Employers


The Government has published sector specific guidance to employers on best practice to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.

Coronavirus: Preparing to Return to Work


Whilst the Government has extended the restrictions put in place to combat COVID-19, it is never too early to start planning to return to work. Having a mobilisation plan in place should ensure that when restrictions are lifted businesses are in a stronger position to resume operations and support the UK economy.  Here at Jacksons […]

COVID-19: Exceeding Waste Storage Limits


The Environment Agency has issued a regulatory position statement (RPS C2) in respect of exceeding waste storage limits on permitted sites because of COVID-19.  Whilst the Environment Agency expects site operators to comply with the waste storage limits as detailed in their environmental permit, the RPS does allow some relaxation of the rules. The COVID-19 […]

Coronavirus: First Aid Provision


The Health and Safety Executive has provide guidance on first aid provision during the current coronavirus restrictions. If first aid cover for your business is reduced because of coronavirus or you can not get the first aid training you need, there are some things you can do so that you still comply with the Health […]

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 […]

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