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.
Businesses are being warned to make sure their staff are safe when working with metalworking fluids or coolants.
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.
Employee theft has jumped by a fifth (19%) as the rising cost of living triggers a wave of workplace crime, new data suggests.
Whilst it’s not a risk you like to think about, the possibility of internal theft or fraud is one anyone who has employees or places trust in a contractor needs to take heed of.
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.
What’s the difference between a labour only subcontractor (LOSC) and a bona fide subcontractor (BFSC)?
Explore the differences between a labour only subcontractor (LOSC) and a bona fide subcontractor (BFSC) and find out if you need Employers Liability Insurance.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]