Essential information for end of life vehicle dismantling, depollution and recycling

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HSE COVID-19 Update – guidance and information for employers and workers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides the latest COVID-19 updates offering guidance and information for employers and workers.


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The HSE website has the latest coronavirus guidance and information for employers and workers. And the latest up-to-date information about COVID-19 and what you need to do is on GOV.UK.

Social Distancing

HSE has guidelines on how businesses must maintain social distancing and protect workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Employers who have people in their offices or onsite should ensure that employees are able, where possible, to follow the appropriate regulations and/or guidance on social distancing (including, where possible, maintaining a 2-metre distance from others), and hygiene (washing their hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds).

Mental wellbeing

Information regarding looking after your mental wellbeing while working at home can be found on their site too. It states that stress affects us all at different times and in different ways. It can cause people to feel physically unwell, can cause mental health problems and can make existing problems worse. HSE’s stress website has plenty of advice, while our downloadable stress talking toolkit has ideas which you can adapt to suit current working arrangements.

Home test kits 

There is an update from the Department of Health and Social Care on home testing kits and test site appointments which are available on

Home test kits and regional test site appointments are now available on

If you have employees who cannot work from home and have coronavirus symptoms, they are eligible for testing (for example, construction workers, shop workers, emergency plumbers and delivery drivers). Apply for a test. 

There is also guidance from the Scottish Government on who can apply for expanded access to testing in Scotland.

More coronavirus related updates and advice from HSE

HSE has published a variety of guidance, which you may find useful including information on:



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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.