The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has been found in breach of health and safety law, after an inspector found poor social distancing and absence of other measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at its Leeds offices.
This is my last column for a while, after something over two years of monthly musings as chairman of the British Safety Council. I had prepared some sort of summing up, looking at the key themes explored.
By Lawrence Waterman OBE, British Safety Council on 18 September 2020
The government is urging more people to return to offices, tweaking its guidance in August after Boris Johnson said he wants “people to live their lives more normally”. Yet, it can be argued our office lives were neither normal nor healthy.