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TOUGHER SENTENCES FOR DRIVING OFFENCES

August 18, 2022

The Highway Code has recently been updated to reflect increases in the maximum penalty for causing death by dangerous driving from 14 years to life. Similarly, the maximum sentence for causing death by careless driving under the influenc...

ADVANCEMENTS IN DETECTING TACHOGRAPH OFFENCES

August 18, 2022

Recently the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that they have begun trialling a new form of remote tachograph sensing equipment across Britain. This will make it easier for DVSA to find out which drivers are breaki...

MITIGATING RISK FOR YOUR CHURCHES

July 29, 2022

Whether it is protecting your congregations, your staff & volunteers, or assets , it is vital to ensure you have a robust risk management system in place. Risks can include anything from premises risks such as asbestos and fire safety, o...

EXTENDING RESPONSIBILITY FOR PACKAGING WASTE

July 29, 2022

Currently, organisations that handle 50 or more tonnes of packaging or packaging materials in a calendar year (i.e. January to December) and have an annual turnover of more than £2 million must register as a packaging producer, meet rec...

HSE ANNOUNCE SCHOOL ASBESTOS INSPECTION CAMPAIGN

July 29, 2022

Latest figures from the HSE estimate that asbestos related diseases including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis are responsible for over 5000 deaths every year. The HSE have announced that in September they will be launching a pro...

SAFE STORAGE OF GAS CYLINDERS

July 22, 2022

Whether used in the home (e.g. medical oxygen) or in a workplace (e.g. welding gasses) where gas cylinders are in use it is often important that spares are readily available and it will often be the case that a number of cylinders will b...

HIGHWAY CODE UPDATED FOR SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES

July 22, 2022

While there are currently no self-driving vehicles listed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) for use in the UK, vehicle technology is steadily advancing and it is anticipated that these could be on UK roads in the medium t...

NEW FIRE SAFETY GUIDANCE

July 22, 2022

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) have recently published a number of new guidance documents. The first of these is a Guide on equipment for use in explosive atmospheres (ATEX). This gives background information on the use of electrica...

TAKING A PEEP AT HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS

July 22, 2022

A Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (or PEEP) is a specific plan used to ensure that those who may need assistance can evacuate safely in an emergency, for example persons with limited mobility, vision or hearing. These are often used i...

WORKPLACE FATALITY STATISTICS RELEASED

July 22, 2022

Provisional figures recently released by the HSE show that 123 workers died as a result of work-related accidents in the year to March 2022. This compares to 145 workers killed in the same period the previous year and represents a rate o...

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