Blogs and Updates
Following the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday, you may have seen a lot of information on the news regarding changes to working time and ensuring compliance with the Working Time Regulations.
If your school uses a tallescope or a scaffold tower you should be aware of the following HSE prosecution. Stafford Borough Council was fined after an incident at a theatre in which a worker suffered fractured bones in his back and as a result was unable to bear weight on his right leg for four weeks.
The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 have been amended and CDM 2015 will be released on 6th April 2015.
Electronic cigarettes have become increasingly popular in the last 12 months but most employers are unsure of how to treat them. On the one hand employers want to be seen to assist employees who use them to stop smoking. However, some also feel that if they don’t treat e-cigatettes in the same way as normal cigarettes, it may undermine the existing smoking restrictions in force on the employer’s premises.
As a result of the high volume of complaints and criticisms which followed the DfE guidance issued in October 2014 regarding the Childcare Act 2006 and specifically the implications of the disqualification sections, the DfE have recently issued new guidance.