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Just because you are used to them, doesn’t mean they are not potentially dangerous.

As a member of domestic/household staff, you will be used to using cleaning chemicals on a regular basis. But no matter how normal this procedure is, you should never forget that many cleaning products in the home, garage or shed are potentially dangerous and should be treated accordingly. The issue was recently brought under the …
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Shared Parental Leave

When shared parental leave was introduced recently in the UK, the degree of take-up was unknown and potentially worrying for employers of domestic and household staff. It appears there is still confusion about the take-up levels. One recent survey has put the figure as low as 1 %, while two others have put the figure at …
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Raw eggs…Are They Safe Or Unsafe for Children, the Elderly And Pregnant Women?

They are safe…No, they are unsafe and present a Salmonella risk…Now are they safe again? What is the answer? As a member of domestic staff whether housekeeper, cook, or carer, if preparing food for your employer, you need to know. The answer is, wait and see. A new report by a government advisory committee into …
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It’s Good To Talk

According to research carried out by workplace experts Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) talking actually works! Their finds show their conciliation service has substantially reduced the need for employment tribunal hearings. It was in 2014 that the law changed and directed that anyone considering making an Employment Tribunal claim had first to notify Acas, …
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