The Bill, now the Trade Union Act, includes government concessions on ministers’ power to limit public sector trade unions representatives’ time off for duties including safety and health monitoring.The House of Lords had previously passed an amendment to delete Clause 13 of the Bill and thus remove ministers’ power to impose a cap on union reps’ facilities time.
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Effective OSH training is critical, not least because it contributes to helping to ensure employees are competent, yet there remain many pitfalls at the delivery stage. We brought together three experienced representatives from OSH training providers to discuss present and future training challenges with IOSH Magazine’s deputy editor.
Lone worker risk generally falls into two categories: social and environmental. Social risk is that which comes from other people: verbal abuse, physical aggression, attacks of any kind. Environmental risk stems from the work settings and tasks: hazardous workspaces, customers’ home conditions, even animal attacks. To these we have to add the risk of working unsupervised.
Words: Dr DF MerchantThe past year brought record-breaking data breaches, including those at UK telecoms provider TalkTalk and the US Government Office of Personnel Management. In parts of the British Isles it also brought record-breaking floods.As responsible businesses, most of you will have a business continuity plan safely stored on your desktop. Come the day when the water is lapping at your office door, you have a system to divert your mail and a vague idea where to find the mops.