Legal Registers Guide

A succinct and helpful guide to aid you with the creation of your legal register, a document that can assist in demonstrating your organisation’s health and safety provisions.

Corporate Manslaughter: Director’s Briefing

It is crucial that director-level members of your organisation are aware of their responsibilities for Corporate Manslaughter, ensure that everything they need to understand these responsibilities is in one place with our Directors Briefing guide.

Legislation update for April 2017 and beyond

For many the end of 2016 into the beginning of 2017 has felt like the calm before the storm. We have been waiting to see the real impact of the changes to the sentencing guidelines, waiting to see when and how long Brexit will take. Stay up to date with all the latest health and safety legislation changes in April 2017 here in one handy document.

Employers Guide to Migrant Workers

The Care industry is a popular source of employment for migrant workers with almost one in every five employees being migrants. It is essential that Care Home owners are aware of their responsibilities toward migrant employees.

Manual Handling in the Workplace: Employee Factsheet

Manual handling is the biggest single cause of accidents at work and a Care Home is not exempt from this rule, requiring a large amount of physical work. Barbour’s manual handling factsheet acts as a go-to reminder for all employees of the essentials of manual handling

Download Barbour Resource: Driving at work

In 2014, there were 194,477 road casualties in Great Britain, with 1,775 killed and 22,807 seriously injured. It is estimated by the HSE that over one third of all road traffic accidents, over 500 deaths a year, involve someone who is at work at the time. This implies that for the majority of people, the most dangerous thing they do at work is to drive on the public highway, this download looks at how to keep you safe whilst driving.

Download Barbour Resource: Working safely in cold weather conditions: Director’s briefing

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) have said employers must be flexible during harsh weather conditions, such as snow and ice, and should not force staff to “risk life and limb” getting to work. When such weather conditions have occurred this can result in schools across the country closing, leaving many parents with child care problems. This download highlights what the requirements are for the stakeholders when cold weather hits.

Download Barbour Resource: Home working: Employee factsheet

If you work from home your employer must make sure there is a risk assessment of your work activities. This may involve someone visiting you or it may involve you completing a questionnaire and providing appropriate evidence e.g. photographs. It will help decide if sufficient steps have been taken to prevent harm to you or anyone else who may be affected by your work. Continue reading to see what is required when working from home.