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Help prevent a second wave: BSI updates Covid-19 guidelines

The BSI has published version 2 of its Safe Working Guidelines to help organisations protect people at work from the ongoing coronavirus risks, mitigate outbreaks and build long-term resilience. The newly updated Guidelines include hundreds of contributions from experts across ...

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Over six in 10 businesses finding it difficult to obtain RPE

Over six in 10 engineering services businesses (63 per cent) are having “sustained difficulty” in obtaining suitable face masks (FFP3) for use on site, according to the results of a new survey from ECA, BESA, SELECT, SNIPEF, LEIA and the ...

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Covid-secure workplaces

On 11 May 2020 the UK Government published ‘Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy’ together with eight workplace-specific guides. These documents provide an overview for employers as to how they can safely get their employees back ...

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Lawful employment

Rob Biddlecombe, Environmental, Safety & Health Practice, Squire Patton Boggs explains the legal obligations for FMs in ensuring employees’ safe return to work The Government announcement in early May of a ‘conditional plan ’ to ease the national lockdown and ...

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SANIQUE launches personal protection kits and e-commerce site to help companies return to work safely

After the successful launch of its protective screens and sanitising sprayers, SANIQUE UK has introduced a new range of Personal Protection Kits and PPE products for companies to purchase to aid employees’ return to work. The products are also now ...

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Research reveals one in four serious injuries occur at work

New research into injury incidents in the UK has found that a shocking proportion of the population has suffered a severe injury at work within the last five years. The research into 1,000 adults across the UK, conducted by Fletchers Serious ...

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Fever detection system to help ensure return to ‘normal’ life

As the world tries to find ways to safely return to work in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new system designed to automatically test body temperature is adding an important technological contribution in the ongoing war against the ...

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ISS’ Matthew Brabin crowned ‘Overall CEO Winner’ in the International Safety Awards

ISS UK & Ireland’s CEO, Matthew Brabin has won the title of ‘Overall CEO Winner’ in the British Safety Council 2020 International Safety Awards (ISA). Brabin was chosen from over 500 organisations from across the globe in recognition of his leadership ...

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DURABLE Face Visor protects from infection

DURABLEs reusable Face Visor provides protection without restricting the ability to work. The visor is being used to protect medical workers, grocers and logistics staff as well as their patients, customers and co-workers. As the UK returns to work, the ...

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Exiting Lockdown: Latest technology helping staff feel safer as businesses get up and running again

Research shows that large numbers of the public are still wary about venturing out without a lot of persuasion that they’ll be safe, even to return to much-needed work. It’s a challenge for facilities managers across the country to reassure ...

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