PAPA Bulletin 7 February 2022

This week's bulletin includes:

  • HSE Update
  • Mental Health Support
  • Latest WorkNest Webinar

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HSE Update

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its guidance on working safely during the pandemic, including details of advice from public health bodies and other government departments on requirements that are not covered by health and safety legislation. See

Mental Health Support

ACAS has launched a new campaign to support small businesses and organisations with mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and has asked us to distribute the linked communication toolkit (communications toolkit) to members to help with this work which includes draft copy and assets that you can use. The guidance for businesses themselves is on the following link:

Latest WorkNest Webinar

The latest WorkNest Webinar is on the subject of Dealing with Employee Disputes, Essential Policies,Training Managers and Preventing Tribunal Claims. It will take place on 17 February at 2.00pm. All members are invited to attend. The Details: WorkNest’s Director of Legal Services, James Tamm, and HR Business Partner, Hannah Copeland, will share some of the more concerning findings from their recent Mind the Gap report and offer practical recommendations to help you protect your organisation and take the power back, including:

· The essential policies employers need in place to manage employees (and when to use them)

· How to train and support managers, and why this is key to handling employee disputes effectively

· The tools you can use to facilitate communication and dispute resolution between employers and employees

· Tribunal claims 101: the process, costs, most common claim types to be alert to, and other important statistics PAPA members can register for free here: Sandwich Association