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ISO 45001 draft issued for comment

27th January 2016
The long-awaited draft international standard (DIS) of ISO 45001 is now available. It will be the first internationally agreed health and safety management systems standard to apply to organisations across the world. ISO 45001 will replace BS OHSAS 18001 and have a greater emphasis on leadership, worker involvement, context and documented information, following the common high-level structure for...
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Britain’s future health and safety strategy

6th January 2016
Companies are being urged to have a say in shaping the future strategy for Great Britain’s health and safety system. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today published six themes that the five-year strategy will cover. The six themes for the strategy are: Promoting broader ownership of workplace health and safety Highlighting and tackling the burden of work-related ill-health Supporting...
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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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