The thematic emphasis of this year’s European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) 2018 is hazardous waste – be it explosive, flammable or toxic. It poses a greater risk to our health and our environment when compared to other types of waste, and it is, therefore, essential to prevent it and reduce the amount of hazardous waste that is being disposed of.
Figures recently published by the Health & SafetyHealth & safety law requires employers to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees as well as considering others who may be affected by their work, such as clients, contractors an... More Executive (HSE) show that although there is generally a downward trend for major incidents and fatalities in Great Britain, there is still room for improvement, with certain statistics showing an increase during the 2017/18 period.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is currently undertaking a series of inspections, which are being carried out during the removal and replacement of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding projects on tall buildings.
On 13th September 2018, a technical notice was published for using and trading in fluorinated gases (F-Gas) and ozone depleting substances (ODS) if there is no Brexit deal when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.
The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) has launched its draft five-year Corporate Plan, covering the period from 2018-2023, which aims to demonstrate HSENI’s commitment to improving health and safety standards across all work sectors in Northern Ireland.
On the 1st October the Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire, announced that there would be a ban on the use of combustible materials on external walls of residential buildings, hospitals, schools and student accommodation that are above the height of 18m.