Monthly Archives: September 2013

Fine for Aberdeen City Council homeworking arrangements.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ordered Aberdeen City Council to pay a £100,000 penalty after a data breach resulted in sensitive information being published online. A council employee accessed the information from her home computer, but forgot about...
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Manual Handling in the Workplace

Manual handling—using bodily force to move a load by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling—is conducted throughout every workplace across the United Kingdom. However, improper handling practices can cause undue strain and injuries. The risks of manual handling...
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Kids have to wear goggles to play conkers?

This is one of the oldest chestnuts around, a true classic. A well-meaning head teacher decided that the children in his school should wear safety goggles to play conkers. Subsequently some schools appear to have banned conkers on...
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New ‘Flood Re’ Scheme May Affect Small Businesses

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government recently reached an agreement creating a new flood scheme called ‘Flood Re’. The scheme, expected to be implemented in the summer of 2015, replaces the expiring Statement of Principles...
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