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OLD TYRE CONSULTATION LAUNCHED

July 8, 2019

Concerns have been raised about the safety of older tyres especially when used on heavier vehicles. Earlier this year we reported that the Department for Transport was planning to consult on legislation to make it illegal for buses, coac...

REFORMING THE BUILDING SAFETY REGULATION SYSTEM

July 8, 2019

The Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety set up following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire made various recommendations for improving the regulatory regime covering safety for high rise buildings. The Government has n...

CALL FOR EVIDENCE ON FIRE SAFETY REGULATION

July 8, 2019

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 regulates fire safety in non-domestic premises such as workplaces and the common parts of residential buildings. These regulations cover such matters as fire risk assessment, duties to take ...

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Night Shift – Cancer Risk

July 3, 2019

Over the years there have been a number of reports suggesting a link between shift work and increased rates of cancer, in particular breast cancer in women. One theory that has been proposed is that light at night supresses the productio...

Food Labeling

New Food Labeling Laws Due By Summer 2021

July 3, 2019

Allergies or intolerances to various substances are a part of everyday life, it is estimated that 2 million people in the UK have some form for food allergy or intolerance. While for many people an allergic reaction may be uncomfortable ...

Temperature Regulations

Hot and Bothered – Can I Stop Working?

July 3, 2019

With record temperatures predicted for western Europe and the summer holidays not yet begun temperature in the workplace can be a hot topic. While regulations do state that “During working hours, the temperature in all workplaces insid...

MOT Certificate

Lost Your MOT Certificate?

July 3, 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have launched a new free online service, that allows motorists to replace a lost, stolen or damaged MOT certificate via the GOV.UK website at: https://www.gov.uk/replacing-lost-damaged-mot-c...

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...

Noise

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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