On 6 June 2014, the European Commission presented a new Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020, which identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for health and safety at work.
Car parks and loading bays are, by their nature, high risk areas, and a recent case whereby the managers of a car park were prosecuted following a fatal accident involving a delivery van and a pensioner bring home the importance of managing and reducing the risks posed in these areas.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has recently updated the safety rules dealing with the control of Legionella risks with an extensive overhaul of their Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8, together with a brand new guidance document covering the management of Legionnaires’ disease and the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems. The S2 Partnership has put together a briefing note to explain the changes to HSG274 Part 2 and the impacts for those responsible for controlling Legionella risks. For your copy, click here.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently updated their website with new information to help those involved in operating and managing leisure activities to understand what duties they have under health and safety law, and how to comply with them.