Category Codes of Practice

EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS: STILL A MAJOR RISK: LINKS AND GUIDES FOR PRACTICAL ACTION

The dangers of asbestos are now well known. However it remains a very real risk, particularly to builders, tradesmen and the self employed. This post looks at useful links which deal with the risks of exposure to asbestos. HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE “Asbestos is the biggest on the job killer of trades people in the […]

NEW HSE GUIDANCE ON MANAGING AND WORKING WITH ASBESTOS

The Health and Safety Executive have produced new guidance on Managing and Dealing with Asbestos. The HSE specifically cite the Lofstedt Report in their explanation of the changes. The HSE press release is at http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/analysis/comment-and-opinion/relief-from-sanctions-more-tough-action/law/court-of-appeal-cites-mitchell-to-refuse-relief/5039209.article The approved Code of Practice can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l118.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=4/23-dec-13

NEW HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE GUIDANCE: YOUNG PEOPLE AND GUIDES FOR MANAGEMENT

The guidance given by the  Health and Safety Executive may well play a key part in the determination of standards and liability following the ERRA. YOUNG PEOPLE AT WORK A guide dealing, specifically, with young people can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/youngpeople/?ebul=gd-woodworking&cr=8/Nov13 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE Guidance for management generally can be found: Management for health and […]

NEW HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR WORKPLACES

The Health and Safety Executive have produced a new Code of Practice  dealing with workplaces. It is supplementary to the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. With the abolition of the action for breach of statutory duty the guidance given in these Codes provide material as to the standards to which employers should be […]