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Report warns: London at risk of possible ‘catastrophic’ Legionnaires’ outbreak

February 19, 2013

A 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 report leaked to Environmental Health News warned of a possible “catastrophic” Legionella outbreak in London, showing Legionella inspections had dropped 44 per cent over three years.

Importance of Having a Robust Asbestos Management Plan

February 12, 2013

The prevalence of asbestosAsbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK1.  Asbestos was extensively used in construction materials up until the late 1990s, and is present in a significant number of bu... More issues currently in the news highlights the importance of having a robust asbestos management plan in place.

Oxygen Use in the Workplace

February 8, 2013

The HSE has issued a new leaflet providing guidance for those using oxygen in the workplace such as in welding, for food preservation or packaging, in chemical plants and steelworks.

Rise in Corporate Manslaughter Cases

February 4, 2013

Research shows that new corporate manslaughter cases opened by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) increased by 40 per cent between 2011-12.

Employers Urged to Focus on Safety in 2013

January 10, 2013

Employers across all UK regions have been urged by the HSE (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) to maintain their safety focus for 2013 after the number of deaths in Great Britain failed to show a significant fall in 2011/12.

Government Simplifies CRC

December 12, 2012

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is set to be simplified in order to reduce red tape and save businesses and public sector organisations millions in administrative costs.

HSE and local authorities make Legionella visits in the west of Scotland

December 11, 2012

Organisations in the west of Scotland are facing checks by inspectors from 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) and local authorities to ensure they are correctly managing Legionella risks.

Winter Safety

December 7, 2012

As the snow starts to fall in many parts of the UK and the temperature plummets, we thought it a valuable time to put together a few short pieces of advice on how seasonal changes can bring about new risks…

 
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