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Health & Safety during Covid-19

Gus Baker’s H&S advice noted in House of Commons Briefing Paper

A House of Commons Briefing Paper, “Coronavirus; Returning to Work”, has noted Gus Baker’s recent guidance on Coronavirus and Health & Safety Dismissals as a key reference point. Gus Baker’s guide, published last month, provides a detailed look at when employees will be protected from dismissal and detriment under Section 44 and Section 100 of the Employment Rights Act. His guide notes that: “prior to the coronavirus pandemic, employment disputes in which individuals refused to work because of danger were relatively rarely seen by employment tribunals. …The emergence of Covid 19 is likely to change this. For as long as the virus remains prevalent, and no vaccine has been found, each and every workplace is potentially an environment in which…

Covid-19, Legal Blog & Publications, Employment during Covid-19, Health & Safety during Covid-19 18 May, 2020

Paul Rogers on what PPE should be worn when resuscitating a person using CPR

Paul Rogers answers the vexing question of what PPE should be worn when resuscitating a person using CPR during Covid-19, given the conflict between PHE and the UK Resuscitation Council on whether chest compressions are aerosol generating procedures. Paul Rogers of our Health & Safety Team has recently had an article published in LexisPSL exploring what PPE should be worn when resuscitating a person. The Guidance PHE publication ‘COVID-19, infection prevention and control guidance’ explains that the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) is thought to occur mainly through respiratory droplets generated by coughing and sneezing and by contact with contaminated surfaces. During AGPs however, it recognises that there is an increased risk or aerosol spread of infectious agents and advises airborne…

Covid-19, Legal Blog & Publications, Health & Safety during Covid-19 11 May, 2020

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