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Could your business be subject to the new regulations for fuels?

Brea Carney-Jones
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The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 (‘the regulations’) are made under section 87 of the Environment Act 1995, and they make provision restricting the sale of certain solid fuels, and provide...

Harassment normalised among children, warns Ofsted

Francesca Snape
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Today, Ofsted have published a report summarising their findings and recommendations as a result of their review into safeguarding policies and practices relating to sexual abuse in state and independent schools and colleges. The review was prompted...

5 top tips for preparing for the return of Ofsted inspections

Francesca Snape
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Ofsted have announced the return of graded inspection for some registered early years providers from 4th May. It’s important that providers and settings are fully prepared for the return of inspections. After a year of upheaval due to the COVID-19...

Breaching the duty of candour - CQCs first prosecution of an independent provider

Laura Hannah
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All health and social care providers and managers have a statutory duty of candour in accordance with Regulation 20 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. This is a duty to act in an open and transparent way with...

Does a care recruitment agency require CQC registration?

Laura Hannah
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The main purpose of many recruitment businesses in the care sector is to recruit the right individuals into a care setting. For many, this is where their role ends. However, it is becoming increasingly common for these types of businesses to take more of...

Do you require a licence to fell trees?

Brea Carney-Jones
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Believe it or not, tree felling is a legally controlled activity. The Forestry Act 1967 creates the legal framework for felling trees in England and Wales. It mandates that a felling licence is required to fell all “growing”, i.e. living,...

Why do businesses need to manage health and safety?

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Managing the health and safety of their employees, visitors to their premises and any interactions with the public is the legal responsibility of every businesses. Current health and safety legislation requires every business to have a health and safety...

Where should health and safety rules be displayed?

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By law, every business that employs someone must display the health and safety law poster on their premises or provide each worker with the approved leaflet or pocket card. Most businesses will do both, especially if they receive visitors or members of the...

What does PPE stand for in health and safety?

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PPE in health and safety stands for personal protective equipment and refers to the equipment, tools or clothing that are required to minimise the risk to individual workers from specific hazards related to their role or specific activities they undertake...

What are the health and safety regulations?

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The main statutory framework for the regulation of health and safety at work is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. There have been many amendments and additions to these regulations since the legislation was first passed, but the principal...

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