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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)

20th April 2015
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. Key changes relate to:• Replacing ACoP with targeted guidance;• Replacing CDM-C with ‘Principal Designer’;• Removing explicit competence requirements;• Domestic Clients; and• Appointment and notification thresholds. The definition of Construction...
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Unlimited fines in Magistrates' Courts for H&S offences

23rd March 2015
 Section 85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 ("LASPO") allows for the removal/amendment of caps on fines which can be imposed for offences dealt with in Magistrates' Courts in England and Wales.  The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No 11) Order 2015 means that from 12th March 2015 offences committed and sentenced after...
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CDM - 2015 due to come into force on on 6 April

20th February 2015
Subject to Parliamentary approval, new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015. There are significant changes to the Regulations which will need to be addressed by the various dutyholders. The scope of the Regulations remains broad and will encompass many projects within manufacturing companies. The main changes from CDM 2007 are: Client...
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New version of ISO14001 remains on track

20th February 2015
The new version of ISO14001 remains on track to be published by September after the latest meeting of the group working on the revision. A recent global poll on the benefits of  ISO14001 revealed that users believe it brings significant value to their business by ensuring legal compliance (77%), boosting environmental performance (74%), and engaging managers (68%) and employees (62%). The...
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Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 – Draft guidance

23rd January 2015
Subject to Parliamentary approval, new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015. HSE has published draft legal guidance before the Regulations come in to help anyone who has duties under the Regulations to prepare in advance. Please note the draft Regulations within the guidance have been amended following consultation. The Regulations and...
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Updated ACOPs - Pressure Systems, LOLER & Confined Spaces

23rd January 2015
Three updated Approved Codes of Practice and Associated guidance have been published by the Health & Safety Executive. L122 – Safety of pressure systems: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition) The aim of PSSR is to prevent serious injury from the hazard of stored energy (pressure) as a result of the failure of a pressure system or one of its component parts. The revised PSSR ACOP...
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