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Sentencing Guidelines 2015 – Now published

25th November 2015
Following a consultation last year, the Sentencing Council has now published definitive guidelines covering health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences. The publication of the guidelines means that for the first time, courts in England and Wales will have comprehensive sentencing guidelines covering the most commonly sentenced health and safety offences and food...
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ISO 14001 changes

29th October 2015
Companies holding ISO 14001 should begin the process of planning for the changes required under the new ISO14001:2015 standard.  The major changes under the new standard are summarised below: • Strategic Leadership - The Environmental Management System (EMS) should be integrated with business processes and compatible with business strategy. Top management should demonstrate their involvement...
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ISO 14001:2015 is published

23rd September 2015
The eagerly awaited revision of ISO 14001:2015 has been published by the International Organization for Standardisation. ISO 14001:2015, which sets out the requirements for an environmental management standard, is one of the world’s most widely used standards and a key business tool for many organisations. With more than 300 000 certificates currently issued around the world, it ranks high on...
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NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work Qualification launch

17th August 2015
The NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work Qualification, was formally launched at the Safety Health Expo event in London this June. The new qualification is a one day multiple choice assessed programme, which aims to raise awareness of environmental impacts and the risk control measures available. Peak HSE Ltd were involved in the pilot courses. Nearly 900 people took the qualification during its...
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HSE releases annual workplace fatalities

24th July 2015
Provisional annual data released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveals 142 workers were fatally injured at work between April 2014 and March 2015 (a rate of 0.46 fatalities per 100,000 workers). This compares to last year’s all-time low of 136 (0.45 fatalities per 100,000 workers). Fatal injuries at work are thankfully rare events and as a consequence, the annual figures are subject...
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Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (COMAH) 2015

23rd June 2015
The Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015 came into effect on 1 June 2015. The aim of the Regulations is to prevent and mitigate the effects on people and the environment of major accidents involving dangerous substances. One thing to watch out for is the list of substances covered by the Regulations has been updated/ aligned to the CLP Regulations and some definitions have been...
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