HSE: Protect home workers

Health and Safety Executive: Protect home workers As an employer, you have the same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as for any other workers. When someone is working from home, permanently or temporarily, as an employer you should consider: How will you keep in touch with them? What work activity will they be…

HSE Suspends Routine Inspections

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has suspended routine inspections amid safety fears over the coronavirus outbreak. The watchdog said it will continue to respond to serious issues but it has limited contact between individuals to ensure it is following government advice. The regulator said its approach will take a flexible and proportionate account of the risks and challenges arising…

Traffic Commissioners ask for electronic communication during COVID-19 outbreak

Traffic Commissioners ask for electronic communication during COVID-19 outbreak The regulators are reviewing their processes and making essential changes as the situation develops. With the majority of staff working remotely without access to an office, normal working practices are being reviewed. To help reduce possible delays, operators are urged to use electronic communications such as…

Regulators offer support in light of COVID-19 outbreak

Regulators offer support in light of COVID-19 outbreak As the country faces a period of extraordinarily challenging times, the Senior Traffic Commissioner has published new guidance to assist the transport industry. The Statutory Document seeks to offer support through flexible working practices and a balanced approach. The document provides guidance for: Operators who cannot meet financial standing…