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SAME LICENCE BIGGER VAN – part 2

May 17, 2019

Last year we reported how, as part of a plan to encourage the use of low emission vehicles, the Government was looking to allow category B licence holders to operate alternatively-fueled vehicles up to a maximum authorised mass of 4,250k...

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Noise – A note worthy appeal

May 17, 2019

While many of the articles you will find here look at health and safety regulations from the point of view of enforcement by the authorities, failures in complying with regulations are often cited in claims for compensation when someone ...

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High rise fire safety in Scotland

May 17, 2019

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation exercise to gather information and views on proposed actions to strengthen fire safety for people who live in high rise buildings. Following the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 the Sc...

What are the HSE’s plans?

May 17, 2019

The HSE recently launched their business plan for 2019/2020, this sets out what their key areas of work will be for the coming year.  Naturally the HSE has an overall objective to improve workplace health and safety, the business plan p...

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Who will answer your fire alarm?

May 17, 2019

Individual fire authorities are responsible for creating appropriate strategies for their own area.  With limited resources and many calls on those resources fire authorities have to make difficult decisions about how they allocate thos...

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New guidance for STIG of the dumper truck

May 17, 2019

The Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) have launched a good practice guide for the safe use of forward tipping dumpers. These are commonly used on construction sites to move soil and material around site. There are a number of ha...

Lower limits for exposure

May 13, 2019

In January 2018 the European Union adopted a directive (Directive 2017/2398) concerning workplace exposure to substances that have been identified as being either carcinogenic or mutagenic (capable of causing permanent change in an organ...

HSE fee for intervention rate up

May 13, 2019

The Health and Safety Executive’s Fee For Intervention (FFI) scheme was launched in October 2012, this allows the HSE to charge organisations for the costs involved in investigating, issuing notices and assisting in correcting material b...

Exposure to Silica

May 13, 2019

The HSE recently published the results of a bench marking survey looking at exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the brick manufacturing and stone working industries. Silica is naturally found in most rocks, sand and clay a...

10 years of the gas safety register

May 13, 2019

The HSE report that every year around 14 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues which have not been properly installed or maintained, faulty gas installations can also cause fires and explosions. Any...

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