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The implications of leaving the EU on health and safety in Britain

19-02-2017

Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, workplace health and safety regulations have steadily developed into the set of laws, regulations and standards we have today.

Furthermore, many of the regulations and standards British companies have to adhere to have come from Eu…

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Do I have to PAT test?

22-10-2012

Do I have to PAT test?

Do I have to PAT test? How often should I PAT test? How do I know that my portable electrical appliances are safe?

These questions are examples of what I’m regularly asked by managers / business owners who are concerned with regulatory compliance or just want to be sure the electrical applia…

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Guidance: The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2011

01-11-2011

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2011 came into force on 24th October 2011.

These Regulations transpose Directive 2010/35/EU on transportable pressure equipment in Great Britain and Northern Ireland (repealing Council Directives 76…

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Proposals on Revised Control of Asbestos Regulations

27-09-2011

This consultation sets out the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) proposals to introduce revised Control of Asbestos Regulations to implement the changes required to comply with the European Commission's reasoned opinion on the UK Government's transposition of Directive 83/477/EEC as amended by 200…

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RIDDOR Changes - Submission to Ministers next week

02-09-2011

An update to the consultation on the “Common Sense, Common Safety” recommendation to amend RIDDOR:

The amendment would increase the “over three” days time period after which an injury must be reported to enforcing authorities to “over seven” days. The increased period coincides with the point wh…

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RIDDOR Changes

17-08-2011

An update to the consultation on the “Common Sense, Common Safety” recommendation to amend RIDDOR:

The amendment would increase the “over three” days time period after which an injury must be reported to enforcing authorities to “over seven” days. The increased period coincides with the point wh…

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