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ROADMAPS OUT OF LOCKDOWN – THE LATEST UPDATES

August 9, 2021

As restrictions continue to ease, here is a summary of the most recent updates from the Scottish, Welsh and Jersey governments. In addition, we summarise the recent changes in Northern Ireland.  At present, England, Guernsey and the Rep...

WHAT HAS YOUR ENGINE JUST E10?

August 5, 2021

As part of plans to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses the government has announced that over the summer in England, Scotland and Wales the standard grade of petrol is changing from the current E5 standard to E10. The current E5 blend...

UPDATING PPE REGULATIONS

August 5, 2021

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 implemented an EU directive into UK law. These regulations place duties on employers with regard to protecting their employees, for example a duty to ensure that suitable persona...

SAFE DRIVING FOR LIFE

August 5, 2021

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have launched a new Safe Driving For Life website aimed at supporting learner drivers. The website offers resources for car, motorbike, goods vehicle, bus and coach drivers as well as traine...

NEW LADDER SAFETY GUIDANCE LAUNCHED

August 4, 2021

Together with the HSE, the Ladder Association have launched a new guide to the safe use of ladders and stepladders. “LA455 Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders – a brief guide” builds on the HSE’s existing similarly titled publica...

NEW GUIDANCE FOR MANAGING HORTICULTURAL HAZARDS

August 3, 2021

Statistics recently released by the HSE show the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector to be particularly hazardous with a rate almost of 11.4 fatalities per 100,000 workers employed. This is particularly poor when compared to the all...

CHANGING FIRE SAFETY REGULATIONS

August 3, 2021

The key piece of legislation covering fire safety regulation in most non-domestic premises (e.g. workplaces) in England and Wales is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. A number of changes are due to be made to this regulatio...

BUILDING SAFETY BILL PUBLISHED

August 3, 2021

The Building Safety Bill which was first announced last year has now been launched and begun its journey through parliament. This builds on Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which highlighted a need ...

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