Fire safety is important

The Fire Safety Bill, currently before Parliament, seeks to amend the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and is expected to result in greater clarity over responsibility for fire safety in buildings containing more than one home. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 consolidated a number of different pieces of fire legislation and has…

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Feelin’ Groovy? Maybe not in these unusual times but the lyric from Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song is quite apt for those of us now ‘enjoying’ video calls and training sessions as part of our daily lives. As well as using the major video platforms to communicate with each other and our client base, we’ve…

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Fire safety when working from home

So, it’s month three of lockdown and the government is starting to ease the constraints. Businesses are working out how they can safely have employees return to work within the published guidelines on social distancing and cleaning regimes. If you haven’t yet done so, the signs are there that the furlough scheme is going to…

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Training while furloughed

The simple answer is yes, you can. Government guidance has always allowed you to train furloughed staff. However, the initial guidance suggested you had to pay staff the national minimum wage for any hours they spent training, but this requirement has been lifted now. One condition that remains though, is that the training can’t be…

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