Posted on 25th June 2018
That capricious thing the British Summer looks set to shine on us and send temperatures soaring in the coming days. We often hear it said that there’s no better place to live and work than the UK when the weather is nice. But, that doesn’t stop many of us asking – is it too hot for work? Or, Can we knock off early? As a business owner, you may have the answers because you can decide how to proceed.
Posted on 11th January 2017
In her speech at the Charity Commission the Prime Minister, Theresa May, outlined a range of mental health reforms. Amongst the measures announced, Mrs May confirmed that employers and organisations would be given additional training in supporting staff who need to take time off.
While there was no word on timing or funding for either the training or any mental health related absences, our advice to employers is that prevention is better than cure.
Posted on 3rd November 2016
All employers, regardless of industry or size, have a legal duty to implement Health and Safety Management to ensure their employees remain safe.
When running a small business, there is so much to think about and health and safety responsibilities are often viewed as just another added burden, but ensuring you have a few valuable safety practices in place can avoid costly fines, fees in the future and working days lost.
Posted on 15th September 2014
Since the Health & Safety Executive introduced a fee for their investigations, the number of inspections has increased by 6%. If the HSE has a cause to investigate, they will levy at a fee of £124 per hour (£992 per day) for visits. These charges are on top of any other costs that may be incurred as a result of an incident.
Posted on 19th August 2014
Fee for Intervention (FFI) is a charge to any business that breaks Health and Safety Laws. Business owners must pay the HSE at the rate of £124 per hour. This time includes the investigation, conviction and enforcement of the act.
Posted on 26th March 2014
The Health and Safety Executive has produced a range of health and safety law products. Employers are required, by law, to either display the HSE-approved law poster or to provide each of their workers with the equivalent leaflet.