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HSE Podcast – Changes to incident reporting and Infoline services

July 29, 2011

An HSE Podcast looks at changes to how businesses can report incidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), since the closure of Infoline and improvements being made to the HSE website. The podcast can be accessed via the link here.

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CD235 – HSE proposal for extending cost recovery

July 22, 2011

This consultation sets out the HSE proposal to replace the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2010 to reinstate existing fees and to extend the range of activities for which HSE recovers costs. In addition to reinstating existing fees the proposed Fees Regulations would place a duty on HSE to recover costs where dutyholders are found […]

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New website for Pressure Systems (includes coffee machines)

July 22, 2011

The Health and Safety Executive has recently developed a new pressure systems website. This site is a central repository for a variety of pressure-related information. It deals with a broad range of issues, including the legal responsibilities of the users of coffee machines and the role and attributes of the competent person. The link to […]

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Pesticides Forum Annual Report 2010 – Online Now!

July 22, 2011

‘Pesticides in the UK – The 2010 report on the impacts and sustainable use of pesticides’ – a report produced by the Pesticides Forum. The 2010 report from the Pesticides Forum seeks to help inform all those with an interest in the impacts from the use of pesticides with advice and guidance on best practice, […]

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Time Limits for Appealing Enforcement Notices

July 1, 2011

Local Authority regulators and their legal teams may be interested in the recent case of Wandsworth London Borough Council v Covent Garden Market Authority [2011]EWHC 1245 (QB) relating to applications to extend the 21 day period for lodging appeals against improvement and prohibition notices. The appellant local authority appealed against a decision granting the respondent […]

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Priorities for enforcement of Section 3 of the HSWA 1974

July 1, 2011

LAs may be interested in the following Health and Safety Executive (HSE)on Priorities for enforcement of Section 3 of the HSWA 1974. This provides HSE’s ‘Guidance for FOD (and associated situational examples) in responding to (non-construction) public safety incidents where section 3 HSWA applies’. website link

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Consultation on proposed changes to the Primary Authority scheme

July 1, 2011

The Government is consulting on the specific changes that have been proposed to the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) and the Primary Authority (PA) scheme. As part of the Government’s wider review of public bodies, which began in 2010, it is proposed to change the status of the LBRO so that it ceases to be […]

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Gas Safety Advice Line enquiry service partnership opportunity

July 1, 2011

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking to appoint a partner organisation, with a proven track record of providing guidance and advice on gas related safety issues, to jointly deliver its Gas Safety Advice Line enquiry service, for a period of approximately seven years, from 01 October 2011. The Gas Safety Advice Line is […]

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Red Tape Challenge Health and Safety regulations

July 1, 2011

Health and Safety regulations are designed to protect employees and the public from harm arising from work activities.  The Red Tape Challenge is a a Government initiative offering people the opportunity to have their say on regulations that affect their everyday lives.  The current challenge is Health and Safety regulation and how it can be cut and […]

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Consultation Document Occupational Exposure Limits

June 10, 2011

A Consultative Document has been published on the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) website which sets out the proposal from HSE to implement the European Commission’s 3rd Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELV) Directive (2001/161/EU) through the national system of Worker Exposure Limits (WELs). The proposed limits for 19 substances are based on recommendations by […]

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