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Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 – Draft guidance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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New sentencing guidelines proposed for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety offences

1st December 2014
 Proposed sentencing guidelines have recently been published which will assist sentencers dealing with corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety and hygiene offences. The draft guidelines, now subject to public consultation, cover offences that embrace a wide range of circumstances. The guidelines are being introduced due to a lack of comprehensive guidance for sentencers...
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Health and Safety Statistics 2013/14

28th November 2014
Figures recently published by the Health & Safety Executive show that Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe. However, many workers are still being injured or made ill by work. The injury and ill-health statistics released show that an estimated 28.2 million working days were lost due to work related ill health or injury in 2013/14. The latest statistics...
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New Health and Safety Executive Campaign on Asbestos

24th October 2014
The Health and Safety Executive has launched a new safety campaign as an average of 20 tradespeople die every week from asbestos related diseases. 1.3 million tradespeople are deemed to be at risk from the dangers of asbestos. Tradespeople, including construction workers, carpenters and painters and decorators, could come into contact with deadly asbestos on average more than 100 times...
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Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

20th October 2014
The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) was launched for consultation by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in July 2013.  The scheme implements the requirements of Section 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive.  The requirements of the scheme are for non-SMEs i.e. businesses with more than 250 employees; and annual turnover over £42.5 million and a balance sheet...
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