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Legislation and Guidance Update for April 2021

The Barbour Legislation and Guidance Update for April 2021 is your all-in-one guide to help you understand these new laws and guidelines. It covers all the latest regulatory requirements of the last few months including Covid-19, Fire & Building Safety Bills and the Environment Bill. It also points you in the direction of further reading, to ensure you’re completely up-to-speed.

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Safe Use of Drones – Toolbox Talk

This Toolbox Talk covers ta summary of the safe use of drones and what’s required for; operators and flyers. Plus Operational authorisation, Legislation and further resources.

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Fire Safety Enforcement – Director’s Briefing

Fire safety enforcement remains high on the regulatory agenda particularly following the disastrous fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 resulting in the deaths of 71 people and 106 non-fatal casualties. The enforcing authority will usually be the local fire and rescue authority and enforcement will normally be carried out by a fire inspector.

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Covid-19: Offices and Contact Centres – Risk Assessment

This assessment covers activities in office and contact centre settings as well as those working from home. It focuses on the required control measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Guidance in preparation of this risk assessment is from the UK Government.

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Display Screen Equipment – Employee Factsheet

The term DSE covers not just PCs but also laptops, tablets and smartphones. Some users of DSE experience aches and pains in their hands, wrists, arms, neck and shoulders following long periods of DSE work. These aches and pains are often referred to as repetitive strain injury (RSI) or upper limb disorders (ULDs).

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Carbon Management – Toolbox Talk

Carbon management identifies the major sources of carbon emissions and explores ways to reduce them. It pinpoints where money can be saved on energy, heating, waste, raw materials and fuel together with ideas to reduce this wastage.

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Home Working and Young Workers

This guide provides crucial information to help managers support young workers who are working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We help with guidance on additional considerations around DSE and home work stations, support and guidance, wellbeing, stress and anxiety.

Contact Tracing

Contact Tracing and Covid-19 – Directors Briefing

There are regulations in place for certain industry sectors to ensure that they have track and trace controls in place. This specifically relates to venues in hospitality, the tourism and leisure industry, close contact services and local authority facilities.

In this directors briefing, you will learn the legal requirements your organisation needs to make to ensure you are complying with the latest regulations.

Business Continuity

Business Continuity – A Barbour Guide

Business continuity came into sharp focus for many businesses in the run up to the UK leaving the European Union in 2020 (Brexit) and the need for changes to working times, delivery methods, supplier arrangements, trade deals, tax implications and employment arrangements. For those businesses who used Brexit as a catalyst for drafting or reviewing their business continuity plans it will have acted as a very tool which they can use in future years to ensure that their business remains sustainable, robust and flexible enough to adapt in what are for many very challenging economic times.

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A Barbour guide to homeworking

The current Covid-19 pandemic has bought home-working to the top of the agenda and highlighted the need for employees to be able to work from home, where possible, in line with business continuity arrangements. This could well create a more permanent shift in behaviour in normal times. This guide covers a range of topics that enable employers to ensure they are supporting workers at home and are following legal requirements.

Home working

Home Working Essentials for Managers – Directors Briefing

This handy Directors briefing covers a range of topics for managers to consider to ensure their employees are safe and supported whilst working from home, especially during the current pandemic. While employees are temporarily working from home you should consider: The best way to keep in touch with them, What work will they be doing?, Is the planned work able to be completed safely? and Are control measures needed?

 

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Mental Health in the Workplace – Directors Briefing

Mental ill health affects approximately one in four people in the UK. Conditions range from more common conditions, such as stress and anxiety, through to conditions such as bipolar and schizophrenia. It is essential that employers understand these conditions and know how best to support workers.