The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a revised and updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP), to make it easier for employers, building owners, landlords and managing agents to comply with the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) regulations.
The debate over the use of elemental copper for Legionella control in water treatment systems has recently intensified. From 1st February 2013, the marketing and use of elemental copper as a biocide was no longer allowed, under the Biocidal Products Directive and the national Biocidal Products Regulations 2001. The European Commission (EC) came to this decision, because no manufacturer took sufficient action to support the biocidal use of elemental copper during the review period.
The road safety charity Brake is calling for communities and organisations around the UK to participate in their annual Road Safety Week, and is asking businesses to encourage their employees to drive more safely.
Provisional figures published last week by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) on work-related health, safety and enforcement for the period between April 2012 and March 2013 show that Britain’s health and safety performance continues to improve.