Using Open Source Material in Employment Related Investigations

I am often asked whether open source material can be used as part of work based investigations in the private sector. The answer is why not? The watchword for all

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£150k fine for HAVS negligence

Wrexham County Borough Council has been fined after a 57-year old man was diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) in September 2015. An investigation carried out by the HSE

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Drugs and Driving: What you need to know

Most employers know the law on drinking and driving but with additional complexities, the position on employees who take drugs and then get behind the wheel is less clear cut.

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HAVS diagnosis costs company

A Lancashire engineering company has been fined after a 29-year-old worker was diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) through health surveillance after he was exposed regularly to vibration from hand

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Lack of training, supervision and proper equipment resulted in a six metre fall

A food manufacturing company has been fined after a worker fell six metres from the back of a fork lift truck whilst painting guttering and drainpipes during 2013. The employee

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Raising awareness of lung cancer

To mark World Lung Cancer Day on the 1st August, The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) encouraged businesses to use its free ‘No Time to Lose’ campaign materials

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Wrenched into the spotlight

Employment Status is the starting point of everything, it dictates what employment rights your staff have, what your responsibilities are as an employer, how tax is calculated etc.  Get the

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We’re all going on a summer holiday!

The country has shut down as everyone jets off on their summer holidays, seeking out sun, sea and (I don’t like sand so…) ice cream! We all know that employees

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