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Alliance Medical fined

Alliance Medical fined £420,000

Alliance Medical fined £420k Alliance Medical, a nationwide diagnostic imaging provider, has been fined over £420,000 for breaching health and safety laws. The fines were levied by the Health & Safety Executive after incidents at two sites when employees were exposed to radiation. The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (“IRR17”) set explicit levels of radiation that …

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Surrey Workplace Mental Health Forum Nov 2022

Surrey mental health forum

Surrey Workplace Mental Health Forum Join our team and a group of experts to delve into workplace mental health. Hosted by Surrey charity Oakleaf Enterprise and Surrey Chambers of Commerce at Guildford Cathedral on Wednesday 16th November, the live event brings together prominent advocates and experts to help guide Surrey businesses through a critical topic. …

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Lateral flow test evidence

LFTs – the latest evidence

The latest evidence about LFTs Lateral Flow Tests (“LFTs”) usage may have waned in use in recent months, but they still have a place in health risk management strategies. However, the results they provide can vary greatly, depending on how they’re used. However, the available evidence has kept on building, even as LFT usage has …

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wrist pain from computer work

£34k payout for employee with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

£34k compensation after employer ignores Carpal Tunnel Syndrome A receptionist with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at a children’s soft play centre in Horsham, Surrey, has been awarded over £34,000 compensation after her employer ignored the advice of occupational health. The full judgement from London South Employment Tribunal was recently published, showing how Let’s Explore Ltd failed …

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Aston Martin fails to make reasonable adjustments

Aston Martin fails to make reasonable adjustments

Aston Martin payout after failing to make reasonable adjustments An Aston Martin worker with a spinal condition has been awarded £36,000 at an Employment Tribunal. The Tribunal found that Aston Martin had failed in their duty to make reasonable adjustments. The decision highlighted prime examples of adjustments that the Tribunal viewed as reasonable and expected Aston Martin to …

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DVLA medical certification

DVLA medical certification changes

Changes to DVLA medical certification  The government has implemented more changes to medical certification processes, with DVLA medical questionnaires now able to be certified by a broad range of healthcare professionals. The changes, which became effective on the 20th July, enable healthcare professionals other than doctors to complete DVLA medical questionnaires. This is relevant for …

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Long covid disability

Long Covid may be a disability

Long Covid could be a disability An Employment Tribunal has decided that Long Covid may be a disability, which highlights to employers how the Equality Act 2010 can be applied. The case in question (Mrs H Matthews v Razors Edge Group Ltd) was held in November 2021 and, following further representations, has just been finalised …

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Pregnant working

Pregnant workers law updated

Pregnant workers law changed The law says that employers must provide safe working environments and manage risks to the health and safety of workers. This includes women of childbearing age. Employers have always been required to conduct a general workplace risk assessment. However, the HSE has issued updated guidance to clarify that all employers must …

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