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Lone Working- Directors Briefing

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision, and they can be found in many working environments. This Directors Briefing covers; examples of lone working, recommendations for employers and legal duties.

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Working in the Sun and Heat – Employee Factsheet

Outdoor workers can experience excessive exposure to the sun’s UV radiation and are therefore more at risk from skin cancer if precautions are not taken. This employee factsheet covers the sun safety code, skin cancer risks, heat stress, driving in the heat and measures to control heat stress.

Hybrid Working – Directors Briefing

The imposition of lockdown measures across the UK in 2020 as a means to control the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) resulted in people being ordered to stay – and work where possible – at home. The workplace changes brought about by COVID-19 are being described as a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to re-think the UK’s working practices and promote a more flexible and better approach to work.

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Waste – Toolbox Talk

Waste is anything your business intends to discard, handles or produces and is not wanted or used. In this document, you will learn about good waste management, some key statistics, the UK and Europe’s waste strategy, business waste, hazardous waste and sorting and storing waste.

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Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – A Barbour Guide

An effective health and safety management system is fundamental to managing the risks faced by employers in protecting their employees, others who may be affected by their activities and themselves. In this Barbour guide, we cover all you need to know about Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

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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.


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.