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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Retailer fined after boy electrocuted at one of it's stores.

21 Jan 2021

Tesco Stores Limited has recently been fined £536,000 by magistrates after a 10-year-old child got an electric shock in its branch in Warfield, Bracknell. The supermarket giant was sentenced at Reading Magistrates Court on 15 December having pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences…

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HSE update - Theme park fined after child seriously injured on a ride

21 Jan 2021

Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd was fined following an incident where a child was thrown from its Twister ride. On 30 May 2019, a child was ejected from the Twister ride at Lightwater Valley Theme Park in Ripon, North Yorkshire resulting in serious head injuries. An investigation by the…

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Lockdown 3.0 - Considerations and Implications for Employers

18 Jan 2021

On 4 January, the prime minister announced that the country would be going into the third national lockdown in less than a year and the advice reverted to stay at home except where absolutely necessary for limited legally permitted reasons. Many businesses are required to close again, and workers…

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Covid-19 - Temperature Screening Employees

29 Oct 2020

As larger proportions of the national workforce have incrementally been returning to the workplace, the issues faced by those industries which have continued to operate during lockdown are coming under greater scrutiny. The most significant of these factors is ensuring that the workplace is COVID-secure…

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General Practitioners Internet and Email compliance

16 Jul 2020

With a greater reliance by General Practitioners on the use of the Instant Messaging (IM) service within their practice when using the clinical SystmOne IT platform, there is an increasing risk of unintentionally using the system inappropriately; thereby resulting in action being taken by the General…

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The HSE have published the annual fatality statistics for 2019/2020

13 Jul 2020

On the 1st July 2020, the HSE released the annual figures for 2019/20 for workplace fatal injuries reportable under RIDDOR and falling within their jurisdiction as enforcement authority. The figures as yet are provisional and will be finalised in July 2021. What are the Key trends shown by the…

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