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    Grey fleet workers must be protected on the road, says HSE

    Whether an employee is behind a desk or behind the wheel, employers have a duty to protect their health and safety, HSE has highlighted in updated guidance on work-related road risk.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 September 2021

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    Uber drivers entitled to workers’ rights, Supreme court rules

    A landmark ruling from the Supreme Court means that Uber will be reclassifying its 70,000 UK drivers as workers rather than self-employed contractors.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 22 February 2021

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    Vital role of safety reps

    Earlier this month, the annual report on workplace fatal injuries was released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

    By Shelly Asquith, TUC on 12 August 2020

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    A gig on your own?

    The way in which some people, often young, but not exclusively, are engaged in work is in jobs that are part of what is commonly referred to as the ‘gig economy’.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE on 22 July 2019

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    Drivers and couriers exposed to 'unacceptable risks' on the roads, says UCL report

    A report on gig economy drivers and couriers has uncovered a litany of risk factors that its authors say may significantly increase the risk of being involved in a crash.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 August 2018