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NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work Qualification

23rd June 2015
NEBOSH have formally launched the Environmental Awareness at Work Qualification. Peak HSE Ltd are accredited to deliver the course. The new one day qualification can introduce your workforce to environmental issues and the role they play in improving organisational environmental performance. During the pilot we found that employers deemed the introductory level qualification useful...
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Deregulation Act – Health and Safety Issues

28th May 2015
The Deregulation Bill has now been passed into an Act of Parliament and came into force from 26th March. The aim of the Deregulation Act 2015 is to reduce the legislative and regulatory burdens affecting businesses, organisations and individuals, as well as repealing legislation that no longer has practical use. The Act covers a wide range of topics; the main sections that relate to health...
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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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