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The Golden Thread | Director’s Briefing

The ‘Golden Thread’ is defined as “both the information that allows you to understand a building and the steps needed to keep both the building and people safe, now and in the future”.

The requirement for the Golden Thread is part of the UK government’s response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy in which 72 people lost their lives in 2017 and forms part of the requirements set out by the Building Safety Act 2022.

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Topic Guidance | Italy | Stress in the Workplace

We provide detailed and granular guidance on key topics, helping you to instantly see how the law stands in each country. Save hours when trying to see the nuances between countries or where there might not even be any legislation. You’ll easily find information on essential topics and become an instant expert.

💡 Want to see how this works? Download your free copy of our Topic Guidance for managing stress in the workplace in Italy — you’ll see how we pull everything together for you to drill down into what you need to do in practical terms.

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Display Screen Equipment (DSE) | Employee Factsheet

The term DSE covers not just PCs, but also laptops, tablets and smartphones. Some users of DSE experience aches and pains in their hands, wrists, arms, neck and shoulders following long periods of DSE work, and are often referred to as repetitive strain injury (RSI) or work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs).

You can usually avoid these problems by ensuring you have a good workplace design and ensuring good working practices.

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In Focus: Higher-risk buildings provisions come into force

On 16 January 2024, provisions in Part 4 of the Building Safety Act 2022, which cover requirements for higher-risk buildings, were brought into force by the Building Safety Act 2022 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations SI 2024/40.

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Mental Health in the Workplace – Directors Briefing

Mental ill health affects approximately one in four people in the UK. It is essential that employers understand these conditions and know how to best support workers who experience them. This is especially important as many workers still feel unable to approach their managers to discuss mental ill health, and managers themselves are often unsure how to best help.

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Topic Guidance: Display Screen Equipment (DSE) in Mexico

We cover a minimum of 20 key topics for each country to ensure you fully understand what your obligations are and what you need to do. You’ll easily find information on essential topics and become an instant expert.

Want to see how this works? Download your free copy of our Topic Guidance for DSE in Mexico — you’ll see how we pull everything together for you to drill down into what you need to do in practical terms.

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Director’s Briefing: Diversity in the Workplace

According to 2023 figures from Fair Play Talks, 75% of employees worldwide reported feeling excluded at work, with 63% saying they would choose a company that prioritises diversity and inclusion over one that does not.

Promoting and encouraging diversity in the workplace is an essential aspect of good management. A diverse workforce is one where people of different genders, physical abilities and disabilities, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, age ranges, sexual orientation, and education levels are employed.

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Barbour Guide: Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Directive (EU) 2022/2464 is the European Union’s Directive on Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSRD) and requires all large companies and certain SMEs to publish regular reports on their environmental and social impact activities.

It came into force on 5 January 2023 and effectively amends three other European Directives in relation to the reporting of non-financial matters relating to sustainability in financial disclosures.

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Legislation Update for October 2023

The Barbour Legislation Update for October 2023 eBook is your all-in-one guide to help you understand new laws, standards and regulatory changes from the last few months.

You will get summaries of recent updates, what legislation is coming into force, a round-up of this year so far, key consultations and notable prosecutions. Ensure that you’re up to date and compliant with your obligations in fire, health & safety and environment.

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Legislation Update for April 2023

The Barbour Legislation Update for April 2023 eBook is your all-in-one guide to help you understand new laws, standards and regulatory changes from the last few months.

You will get summaries of recent updates, what legislation is coming into force, a round-up of this year so far, key consultations and notable prosecutions. Ensure that you’re up to date and compliant with your obligations in fire, health & safety and environment.

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