Vacant Property Management Employee Factsheet

Vacant Property Management involves securing, maintaining, and managing vacant properties. A property may be empty due to landlord issues, or the property may be in poor condition or not recently refurbished. In times of economic downturn, prospective tenants may also be nervous about taking on a lease. This Employee Factsheet takes you through the reasons for vacant property and what can be done to protect it.

This document is part of our Estates & Facilities Management Module | Available until 31st July 2022

Security Toolbox Talk

Arson, malicious property damage, vandalism, loss of sensitive data, property loss and potential terrorism are all risks which can in part be controlled by adequate security measures. This will assist in protecting the company’s business, its people and its reputation. This Toolbox Talk takes you through controlling the risks in the workplace and with personnel.

This document is part of our Fire & Security Module | Available until 31st July 2022

Your Carbon Footprint Toolbox Talk

The term ‘carbon footprint’ means the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions you (as a person or organisation) are responsible for. This Toolbox Talk takes you through what you should know, the action to take, how to reduce our carbon footprint, how employees can get involved, the Kyoto Protocol and relevant legislation and resources.

This document is part of our Environment & Energy Module | Available until 31st July 2022

Mental Health: Starting a Conversation Directors Briefing

If someone is showing signs and symptoms of mental distress at work, they may need support from their manager and the wider business. Having open, honest and non-judgemental conversations is key – but managers often have a hard job knowing how to start conversations and what to do if someone is struggling. This Directors Briefing takes you through the where, when, how, what and why of better conversations, the signs and symptoms of distress, boundaries, and what’s next.

This document is part of our Mental Health & Wellbeing Module | Available until 31st July 2022

Driving at Work Employee Factsheet

Up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve someone who is at work at the time, and driving is by far the greatest cause of work-related accidental deaths. This Employee Factsheet takes you through identifying and controlling the risks.

This document is part of our Health & Safety Module | Available until 31st July 2022

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Directors Briefing

Electric vehicles are expected to form around 28% of the UK new car market in 2022 as a result of general climate change concerns and the UK Government’s decision to ban the sale of new combustion-engine vehicles from 2030. This Directors Briefing takes you through the definitions, legal requirements and training, power ratings of electric vehicles and charging units, considering whether an electrical vehicle is appropriate, incentives, charging modes, inspection and testing requirements, driving an electric vehicle and driving style.

This document is part of our Health & Safety Module | Available until 31st July 2022

Reforming Fire Safety: Round Up

In May, the government announced comprehensive plans for the fire reform agenda and introduced a package of fire safety measures. Amongst the announcement came the commencement of the Fire Safety Act, the introduction of the Fire Safety Regulations 2022, a series of informative factsheets, and consultations seeking views to finalise plans for further changes. With so much information to digest, our Reforming Fire Safety Round Up provides you with a comprehensive overview of this important content.

Building Safety Act 2022 Legislation Update eBook

On 28 April 2022, the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent to become the Building Safety Act 2022. After months of debate and amendment, the Bill completed all the parliamentary stages in both Houses and has become an Act of Parliament. Described as ‘an important milestone’, the 264-page Act aims to pave the way for major change in the way residential buildings are constructed and maintained in the UK while protecting the rights of leaseholders. This eBook provides you with a comprehensive update on the Act.

Legislation Update for April 2022

The Barbour Legislation Update for April 2022 eBook is your all-in-one guide to help you understand new laws, standards and regulatory changes from the last few months. You will get summaries of recent updates, what legislation is coming into force, a round-up of this year so far, key consultations and notable prosecutions. Ensure that you’re up to date and compliant with your obligations in health and safety, employment law, environment and energy, COVID-19, fire safety and more.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Directors Briefing

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable to itself, its stakeholders and the public. It is an ethical framework integrated into the governance, investment, management and operations of commercial organisations and relates both to social and environmental responsibility. This Directors Briefing takes you through the legislation, why CSR?, adopting a CSR policy, measuring and reporting environmental performance and a case study.

Fire Safety Act 2021 – Legislation Summary

The Fire Safety Act 2021 makes important changes to fire safety law for buildings that contain two or more sets of domestic premises in England or Wales. Our legislation summary of the Fire Safety Act cuts through the legalese and gives you an easy-to-understand overview of what you need to know – from who it applies to when it changed and what it means.

Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 – Toolbox Talk

If you have construction or building work carried out, the client for the work (normally your company or organisation for which the work is being undertaken) will have legal duties under CDM. Our Toolbox Talk takes you through what you need to do, legislation, and other resources.