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Category: Legislation

Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 – updated guidance

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (ERAR2016) came into force in Great Britain on 20 April 2016 and implement the recast of the civil use explosives directive. ERAR2016 amends and updates the requirements for making civil use explosives available on the EU market.

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L64 – Safety signs and signals: Guidance on Regulations (3rd edition)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This guidance is for employers, dutyholders and others who have responsibility for the control of workplaces, sites and premises. It is also for those operating equipment that requires verbal and/or non-verbal communications.

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Changes to DSEAR from 1 June 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

From June 2015 DSEAR also covers substances that are corrosive to metals and gases under pressure. It places a formal requirement on employers to assess the risks for substances if classified for these properties and put in place suitable control and mitigation measures.

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L111 – The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015: Guidance on Regulations

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the COMAH Regulations 2015, particularly operators of establishments, and also others such as local authorities and emergency planners. Although many duties will be familiar from the 1999 Regulations, the 2015 Regulations contain some new or changed duties.

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L149 – The Mines Regulations 2014: Guidance on Regulations

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Mines Regulations 2014 came into force on 6 April 2015, and replace all previous health and safety mining law. This guidance now applies and is for anyone who has duties under the Mines Regulations 2014, primarily mine operators. It will also be useful for others in the mine management structure.

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L153 – Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015: Draft guidance

Friday, January 9, 2015

Subject to Parliamentary approval, new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015.

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Safe use of Acetylene – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Acetylene Safety Regulations 2014 (ASR 2014) came into force on 1 October 2014. The hazards posed by acetylene gas is not fully addressed by DSEAR and so additional legal requirements for its safe use is provided by the ASR 2014 to consolidate and modernise existing legislation.

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Explosives – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The new Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014) came into force on 1 October 2014. HSE has worked with stakeholders since 2010 to review existing health and safety related explosives legislation. ER 2014 consolidates and therefore revokes a number of existing explosives regulations.

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Storing petrol safely – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (PCR) came into force on 1 October 2014 updating and replacing all previous legislation on petrol storage. They apply to workplaces that store petrol where petrol is dispensed and non-workplace premises storing petrol, for example at private homes or at clubs/associations.

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Simpler explosives and acetylene regulations

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New laws on working safely with explosives and compressed acetylene gas  will take effect next month.

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Genetically Modified Organisms – what’s new about the 2014 regulations?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2014 will come into force on 1 October 2014. The 2014 Regulations will consolidate and revoke the 2000 regulations and its three sets of amending regulations (2002, 2005 and 2010). Information on what you need to do, plus a table detailing the legislative changes, is now available.

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Introduction of new Petroleum Regulations

Friday, August 1, 2014

Are you aware that the legislation on storing petrol is changing? On 1 October 2014 the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 will come into effect and replace existing petrol storage legislation. An information sheet is now available providing details on how the new regulations will affect your workplace and the storing of petrol at home.

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Offshore Directive – public consultation

Monday, July 28, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 21 September 2014. Proposed DECC/HSE approach to implementing the offshore safety Directive, changes to onshore health and safety regulations, and review of two health and safety ACOPs.

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting views on the proposed definitions of those self-employed people who will continue to have duties under health and safety law.

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Public consultation – Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This Consultative Document seeks views on the proposals from HSE to align domestic legislation with the EU direct acting Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). This consultation began on 12 June and ends on 5 August 2014.

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Proposals to amend PUWER ACOPs

Monday, March 31, 2014

This is a review of the approved codes of practice (ACOP) on the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) (L22); Safe Use of Power Presses (L112) and Safe Use of Woodworking Equipment (L114), with the aim of removing time-limited material and simplifying text. Consultation runs from 31 March to 23 May 2014.

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Proposals to replace Construction CDM Regs

Monday, March 31, 2014

Public consultation runs from 31 March to 6 June 2014 – have your say. Key changes include the replacement of the CDM co-ordinator role with a principal designer role within the project team and introducing a duty on information, instruction, training and supervision to replace the duty to assess competence.

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The use of copper ionisation in legionella control – important information

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control, ie copper ionisation systems – important information on the European Commission’s decision regarding the use of copper in legionella control.

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HSE/DECC Offshore Directive Consultation Events – February and March 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

If you want to learn more about the approach to transition and to be actively involved in the implementation of the new offshore Directive, HSE and The Department of Energy and Climate Change are running two events for industry, workforce and other interested parties. Aberdeen 26 February and London 17 March 2014.

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