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Revised ISO 14001 to become DIS

11th February 2014
ISO member countries have followed the UK in voting to move the latest version of the revised 14001 text on to a draft international standard (DIS). A second committee draft (CD2) of the revised environmental management systems standard was published in October 2013 and ISO countries had until 23 January to vote on whether CD2 should become a DIS. ISO has now confirmed that the national groups...
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Tougher penalties for breach of health and safety laws

11th February 2014
Tougher penalties are being handed out to employers who breach health and safety laws following a change in approach to prosecutions, according to a report released on 16 January.  The report, published by the Department for Work and Pensions, shows that the changes introduced under the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 have led to more cases being tried in the lower courts, convicted offenders...
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Beware of the Recovery!

Beware of the Recovery!
10th February 2014
It is great news that Britain’s economy seems well on the road to recovery. However, a word of caution from the Health and Safety Executive... When we entered the most recent recession in late 2008 many people expressed concern that workplace injury and fatality rates would go up, largely as a result of companies cutting corners to save costs as times became harder. But those fears did...
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Workplace major injuries hit an all-time low

Workplace major injuries hit an all-time low
10th February 2014
Latest HSE figures show an 11 per cent drop in major injuries compared to 2011/12. Provisional statistics show that in Britain between April 2012 and March 2013: 19 707 major injuries such as amputations, fractures and burns toemployees were reported (a rate of 78.5 injuries per 100 000 employees) –compared with 22 094 in 2011/12 (a rate of 88.5 per 100 000 employees); 148 workers were fatally...
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Happy New Year to Everyone!

8th January 2014
We are sure a few of you have made resolutions?  Well how about a few for your Health, Safety and Environmental systems? At Peak HSE we believe that your systems can always benefit from a periodic refresh and what better time of year to be thinking about changes for the better.  We have suggested three New Year’s Resolutions to start your 2014 the way you mean to carry on. Review...
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NEBOSH Award in Environmental Awareness at Work - New Course

11th December 2013
Peak HSE are now accredited to run the new one day NEBOSH Award in Environmental Awareness at Work The NEBOSH Award in Environmental Awareness at Work provides an introduction into environmental issues within the work place and is aimed at those needing a basic understanding of environmental issues as well as staff in organisations that are looking to introduce an Environmental Management system,...
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