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Inspiring Change – prevention is better than cure

Inspiring Change – prevention is better than cure

The right health and wellbeing strategy can help organisations lower absence rates, increase productivity and improve employee engagement by showing they put their employees’ needs first. Workplace health and wellbeing has been moving up the corporate agenda as more...

How to manage travel-related quarantine in your business

How to manage travel-related quarantine in your business

Following a review of the red-amber-green travel list, the government announced on 3 June that Portugal is being removed from the green list and being put onto the amber list as of 8 June. That means that anyone traveling back from Portugal after that date will now...

£6.3 billion worth of contracts awarded in May

£6.3 billion worth of contracts awarded in May

The latest information from Builders’ Conference shows that there were 551 contracts worth £6.3 billion awarded in May. The number is 13% higher than the monthly average over the past year and it is the fifth time in the last six months that the value has exceeded...

Adoption of Common Assessment Standard grows

Adoption of Common Assessment Standard grows

Osborne is the latest Build UK member to adopt the Common Assessment Standard for its pre‐qualification requirements. Osborne joins a growing list of major contractors and clients which are specifying the Common Assessment Standard, meaning that members of the supply...

HSE revises its guide to asbestos

HSE revises its guide to asbestos

HSE has published a revised version of HSG248 Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide (second edition - May 2021). As guidance for analysts involved in asbestos work, this latest edition has been updated to take account of findings from HSE interventions and developments in...

Updated guidance using the UKCA marking

Updated guidance using the UKCA marking

BEIS has issued an update to “Using the UKCA marking” guidance last issued on 31 December 2020. More information has been added on when a you can self-declare along with updates to the ‘Relevant UK and EU legislation” to remove inaccurate legislation. The updated...

New vaccine toolkit for employers

New vaccine toolkit for employers

The Department for Health has launched a new toolkit for employers to help ensure employees get reliable information about COVID-19 vaccines. Several major businesses, including Asda, IKEA and Santander, have already pledged to promote vaccine uptake with their...