Opinion

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    No jab, no job? Unlikely for now

    Companies in the UK are looking to implement ‘no jab, no job’ employment contracts for current and future employees. Will this be the future?

    By Karen Holden, A City Law Firm on 05 April 2021

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    The challenges of regulation and its enforcement

    Any post-Brexit review of the UK’s health and safety laws must not result in a watering down of workers’ rights, argues Mike Robinson.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 23 March 2021

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    The government should fund all cladding removal

    The government’s recently announced plan to fund the removal of unsafe cladding from residential buildings over 18 metres does not go far enough.

    By Jonathan O’Neill, Fire Protection Association on 17 March 2021

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    The cladding crisis is far from over

    A shortage of contractors to remove flammable cladding from high rise apartment buildings means people will be living in potentially unsafe homes for years to come.

    By Nigel Glen, Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) on 03 March 2021

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    Workplace death inquests: ruling could have major impact

    The number of 'unlawful killing' verdicts returned by coroners' courts after work deaths is expected to rise, with a knock-on effect of higher legal costs and reputational damage for employers.

    By Peter James, BLM law firm on 02 March 2021

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    Domestic abuse – employers can provide support

    Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been told to stay at home. For millions of us though, home isn’t a safe place.

    By Lyndsey Dearlove, Hestia on 22 February 2021

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    Brexit: we need to maintain our safety standards

    Following years of complex negotiations, a Trade and Cooperation Agreement has now been reached between the European Union (EU) and the UK, setting out the framework for future relations.

    By Peter McGettrick, British Safety Council on 11 February 2021

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    Wellbeing: start by talking to your staff

    The Covid pandemic has shone a light on the declining mental wellbeing of UK workers.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 11 February 2021

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    The power of thank you

    It’s been said that since we are given the gift of 84,000 seconds every day, we should use at least one of them to say ‘thank you’. That’s not bad advice. And a simple thank you does more than you might think, for you, as well as for those on the receiving end.

    By Samantha Peters, Being Well Together Committee on 05 January 2021

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    In 2020, our lungs couldn’t catch a break

    Our government urgently needs to step up action on air pollution.

    By Dominic Phinn, ClientEarth on 03 December 2020