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Navigator News – New Health & Safety Manager

                                     I am delighted to announce that Navigator has grown it’s health & safety team with the appointment of Gary Foggo as Health & Safety Manager. The health & safety strand of our […]

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Health & Safety Update Seminar

Health & Safety Update Seminar 13 November – Glasgow 14 November – Aberdeen 5 December – Edinburgh Content Current Points of Interest The ‘Health’ in Health and Safety – Employee Mental Wellbeing Cultivating a Safety Culture (Safety ‘Horticulture’?) Timings 12.00pm Registration & Lunch 12.30pm Presentation 1.30pm  Questions 1.45pm  Coffee & […]

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Health & Safety – Paying lip service to health and safety targets and culture? At what cost?

A recent study by Aberdeen based oil and gas software firm Petrotechnics (‘Feeling the Squeeze: the state of process safety risk and operational risk management’) revealed that only 73% of planned safety critical maintenance in the high hazard oil and gas sector is carried out per month according to the […]

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Tribunal Tale – Wm Morrisons Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants

Background Vicarious liability is a legal concept that involves one person being held responsible for the acts of another person. In employment law, this most often involves an employer being held liable for an act committed by one of its employees. Being held vicariously liable can have serious consequences for […]

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Navigator News – Johnston Carmichael Financial Wellbeing Conference

                                   Employees are the lifeblood of any business and we are excited to be participating at the Johnston Carmichael Financial Wellbeing Conference. Join us there on November the 15th at the Royal Concert Hall […]

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Health & Safety – Mandatory safety competence test for architects

A response of the independent review into the Grenfell Tower fire of June 2017, in which 71 people tragically lost their lives, has put increased pressure on architects to be able to demonstrate to the construction industry, clients and procurement bodies that they have the appropriate skills and competence in […]

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Tribunal Tale – Patel v Department for Work and Pensions

Background Conduct is a potentially fair reason for dismissal (the others being capability, breach of statute, redundancy and ‘some other substantial reason’). We refer to it being a ‘potentially’ fair reason because, even with evidence of serious misconduct, an employer still must follow a fair process and act reasonably in […]

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HR Issues – Mental wellbeing is good for business

Generation Z (born mid-1990s to mid-2000s) have entered the workplace. This iGen or Centennial generation have never known a world without the internet or smart phones. This causes its own issues with individuals creating anonymous online accounts and using them to publicly send hurtful messages or threats to themselves, known […]

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Legal Issues – Bereavement leave and other potential developments

The Government has introduced new legislation to support parents who suffer the loss of a child, which recently received royal assent. Some of the detail of the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 is still to be finalised in accompanying regulations, but the new law will allow parents to […]

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Ask the Expert – Training fees agreement

Question: “We have recently undertaken our annual appraisal process and a number of employees have asked to be sent on courses as part of their ongoing learning and development. We are keen to support this but we have a concern that employees might finish their course and then use their […]

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28th September 2018