Health and safety news from HABC/Nabarro

Highfield Qualifications has partnered with Nabarro to bring you quarterly updates and health and safety news that is relevant to your business.

Nabarro is one of the UK’s best known and most trusted commercial law firms, and specialises in providing no-nonsense and practical advice in plain English from its team of experts.

hse_logoThe HSE is currently revising the CDM Regulations with the aim of simplifying and improving standards for small construction sites…
The changes proposed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the new draft Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations are underpinned by a desire to improve standards of health and safety, particularly on smaller construction sites.

The changes attempt to provide a regulatory framework which is more appropriate and relevant to smaller sites and generally to remove bureaucracy across the industry.  More…

 

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The Court of Appeal is to ensure fines for breaches of environmental and safety laws will be large enough to ‘bring the message home’ to managers and shareholders…
The Court of Appeal sought to answer the question of the appropriate size of fines in health and safety and environmental breach cases when it dismissed appeals.  More…

 

 

Accident ReportThe reporting of accidents within the workplace has been revised.  The new RIDDOR regulations simplify the reporting procedure for employers…
A second set of revisions were made to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), the second such in less than two years, in October 2013. More…

 

 

European UnionEuropean Commission proposes changes to solidify product safety issues, with potential cost implications to manufacturers, suppliers and retailers…
The European Commission has published its proposals to revise the rules for the safety of consumer products marketed in the European Union (EU).  To the extent that this removes uncertainty and promotes a more evolved regulatory regime in line with other regulated spheres, it can only be seen as good news for manufacturers and suppliers.  More

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