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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.

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Driving at Work – Directors Briefing

Driving is by far the greatest cause of work-related accidental deaths. Some of the key risk factors include; Fatigue, shift working, pressure and excessive hours of work or driving distractions, eg mobile, phones and satellite navigation devices and health and eyesight issues, including drugs and alcohol.

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Legal Registers – Directors Briefing

A Legal Register is a documented record of the legal requirements that apply to an organisation. This may be little more than a list and is normally maintained in the form of a spreadsheet or table. It is a management tool that helps in identifying applicable legal requirements and specifying their relevance. The law requires employers to identify measures needed to comply with relevant statutory provisions relating to health and safety.

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Legal Areas of Office Management Employee Factsheet

This employee factsheet covers legal areas of Office Management . For many SMEs the office manager is required to deal with many areas where there may be specific legal duties placed on the business as, for example an employer, property owner and/or property and facilities manager. With the changing economic landscape a number of businesses have become landlords through having to sublet office/warehouse space as their own business has been reorganised.

Legislation and Guidance Update for October 2020

The Barbour Legislation and Guidance Update for October 2020 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, so you know exactly which new laws you need to employ with. It also points you in the direction of further reading, to ensure you’re completely up-to-speed.

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Estates and facilities management legislation update for April 2020 and beyond

The Barbour April legislation updates round up key legislative and guidance changes which have taken place and are forthcoming. We focus on developments relating to facilities management, HR and health and safety, with extensive coverage of legislation and guidance for business on Coronavirus, the Fire Safety Bill, the Grenfell inquiry and building safety and building regulation developments.


Download the Environment and Energy Legislation Update for April 2020 and Beyond

Discover the key changes to legislation, official guidance and consultations of interest along with recent prosecutions that have occurred.


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Health and Safety Legislation Update for April 2020 and Beyond

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a top priority for employers all over the world. The pandemic event is putting pressure on already stretched employers to do more to keep up to date and protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees.

Employers, faced with this unprecedented challenge, must do everything they can to ensure their business, employees and those who may come into contact with the business are not exposed to risk.

As well as having a legal duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 to ensure the safety of employees in the workplace, businesses also have duties to ensure that the way work is carried out does not have a negative impact on the safety and health of others affected by its work, such as members of the public and contractors. Risk assessments must cover the right topics. Employment law needs to be addressed. And with most employers having to advise widespread working from home following government measures, there are processes about managing remote workers that need to be applied.

On top of all of that, there is ‘emergency legislation’ now in force to address the challenges posed by the outbreak, allowing “extraordinary measures” never seen in peace time in the UK….

Please fill out the form below to read our Health and Safety Legislation update for April 2020 and beyond.




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Download the Home Working and Young Workers Guide

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.


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Home Working Essentials for Managers

This FREE guide for managers provides crucial information for you to consider while employees are temporarily working from home.


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Director’s Briefing: COVID 19

Responding to COVID 19 – what does your organisation need to do to stay on the right side of the criminal law?

Your organisation is now making preparations for the coming COVID 19 pandemic and you are deluged with specific concerns, information and action plans that need to be developed. Amongst the many questions being asked by the Board, should be a cut through question: “what are our health and safety criminal law obligations in dealing with the Coronavirus, what do we have to do and how can we protect ourselves from blame if we get it wrong?”


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Aspects and Impacts Register Overview

Whilst it is not a legal requirement to have an aspects and impacts register, if you are working towards ISO 14001 or already have a formal Environmental Management System (EMS) in place, it is one of the core infrastructure documents of the system.

A register is a very useful document when establishing an EMS, as it helps to identify legislation applicable to operations, determine risks and opportunities associated with operations and thus identify where control measures need to be put into place. It therefore needs to be accurate and comprehensive.

To download this overview of an aspects and impacts register and learn more, please click the button below.