The Major Threats to Life in the Motor Trade

The annual death rate in the motor vehicle repair industry is 1.6 deaths per 100,000 workers — around four times the average rate across all industries. So, in this potentially hazardous industry it is the task of the employer, to protect workers by identifying the risks and minimising the impact of those risks. Failure to learn from near misses or injuries will risk lives. 

By |2023-12-07T15:58:32+00:00December 7th, 2023|employers, General|Comments Off on The Major Threats to Life in the Motor Trade

Children in the workplace

With many parents working full time, it may become necessary at times to bring young people into places of work, and/or work alongside family at home. This can highlight a number of risks specific to the situation, and we have guidance on following some simple best practices for minimising these risks.

By |2023-09-13T15:35:22+00:00September 13th, 2023|employers, General|Comments Off on Children in the workplace

Employing young people

Young people can be keen to learn and may bring fresh perspectives and ideas into the workplace. However, their capabilities are generally less developed than those of experienced and mature employees and their individual characteristics must be taken into account.

By |2022-02-07T10:53:55+00:00February 1st, 2022|employers, General|0 Comments

Employer considerations during COVID-19

Employer’s Liability 04, May, 2020 COVID-19 raises a number of liability concerns, particularly if employees are affected due to a business’ negligence. Our employees are the lifeblood of our businesses and ensuring that their welfare is looked after is critical to business continuation and moving things on post lockdown. Kennedys Solicitors have provided a comprehensive [...]

By |2021-03-26T15:30:43+00:00May 5th, 2020|covid-19, employers|0 Comments

Looking After Furloughed Employees

Workforce on hold 04, May, 2020 4 Million British workers have been furloughed during the COVID-19 crisis, with the government expected to pay 80% of the salaries of as much as 6% of the entire population.  Once an employee is furloughed, they are unable to work in a capacity which either makes a profit or [...]

By |2021-01-27T12:11:24+00:00May 5th, 2020|employers|0 Comments

Looking after remote workers

Working from home during COVID-19 03, May, 2020 As the UK begins to ‘unlock’ it is likely that homeworking will stay in place for some time to come. Employers are responsible for the safety of their employees even if they are working from home. The Health and Safety Executive has created a guide for employers, including [...]

By |2021-03-16T11:45:12+00:00May 5th, 2020|employers|0 Comments
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