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.

Stress in the Workplace: Employee Factsheet

The HSE definition of work-related stress is: “The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work”. Over 11 million days are lost at work each year because of stress at work. This employee factsheet takes you through factors, signs of stress, dealing with stress, what you can do, prevention and work-related stress hazards.

Fire Hazards: Employee Factsheet

A fire hazard is something that could cause or increase the likelihood of a fire or smoke occurring. It can involve a flame, increase the probability of an uncontrolled fire occurring, or increase the severity of a fire. Our employee factsheet takes you through the three components of a fire, what you can do to take away these elements, identifying the risks, and controlling them.

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.

Display Screen Equipment (DSE): Whiteboard Video

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). This Employee Factsheet video takes you through what you can do to avoid these problems, whether in the office or working from home.

Resilience – Barbour Guide

The term ‘resilience’ is used in a variety of contexts, but personal resilience refers to an individual’s ability to cope with difficult or stressful situations, to learn from, and bounce back from, poor experiences. A high degree of resilience is now generally accepted as an indicator of good mental health. Our comprehensive Barbour Guide takes you through the legal requirements, resilience in the business context, personal psychological resilience, factors and behaviours, resilience building and more.

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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.

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Fleet Management – Directors Briefing

According to HSE, over a quarter of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is driving as part of their work. Organisations, their directors and senior managers all carry a legal responsibility to ensure that journeys undertaken on behalf of their business can be undertaken safely. This Briefing takes you through key points, recommendations for employers, legal duties, case law and relevant resources.

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Environmental Management System – Directors Briefing

An environmental management system (EMS) is a structured and documented system to manage a business’s environmental performance and responsibilities. This Directors Briefing takes you through why you should have one, what it includes, the objectives, who needs to be involved, and relevant legislation.

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Legislation Update for October 2021

The Barbour Legislation Update for October 2021 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, environment, facilities management, fire safety and mental health.

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Manual Handling Employee Factsheet: Whiteboard Video

Manual handling involves the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving of a load. This includes pulling on a rope or lever, as well as directly handling the load. Bad manual handling techniques cause injury. Our whiteboard video takes you through good handling technique and considerations.

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Zero to Landfill – Employee Factsheet

Zero to Landfill is a concept where no waste streams go to landfill. Instead, materials are diverted to other uses. It fits within the current sustainability agenda, which is actively promoted across the globe. This Employee Factsheet covers the concept, the Government’s role, circular economy and closing the loop, relevant legislation, business benefits, and how you can help.