environment


£126m fine for Southern Water

Southern Water has been fined £126m for spills of wastewater into the environment from its sewage plants and for deliberately misreporting its performance. Read More

Farmer gets suspended prison sentence after admitting illegally burning fridges and animals

Despite warnings from the Environment Agency, a Norfolk-based farmer continued to collect and burn hazardous waste including fridges, freezers and dead animals. Read More

Builders urged to tackle waste plastic and packaging

The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Spotlight on plastics and packaging campaign comes after a survey revealed the vast majority (81%) of people working in the industry believe it is not doing enough to reduce its consumption of plastics and packaging. Read More

Environment Agency publishes response to the Compliance Classification Scheme guidance consultation

Earlier this month, the Environment Agency published its response to replies received from permitted site operators, Trade Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations following an external consultation into the operation and application of the Compliance Classification Scheme ('CCS') Guidance. Read More

Certificate in Environmental Management course launched

The course will provide detailed knowledge of environment and sustainability principles and will aim to give learners the management tools and skills to deliver positive change in their organisations. Read More

‘It is so important to ensure that you have enough toilet facilities for your customers’: In conversation with Ruth Napp, Simply Loos

With the summer events season in full swing, SHP caught up Ruth Napp, Managing Director at Simply Hire Group, to find out about the planning involved with setting up temporary shower and toilet facilities, and the processes involved during and after an event. Read More

Waste disposal: Highest fatality at work rate of any industrial sector

The waste management industry might not be the most glamorous sector in the world, but for many of is it remains the 'fourth emergency service'. Read More

Managing risk in the waste industry – it’s not just recycled ideas

We put our rubbish in the bin; one day a week we put the bin out on the pavement; we may on occasion take big items to the 'tip'. Some of us campaign against the over use of plastics; ban plastic straws; worry about the ocean…. But in the main we have a confused relationship with our waste. Read More

How can employers protect their workforce from second hand smoke?

Russell Corlett, Health & Safety Director at Peninsula, provides some advice for employers on dealing with second hand smoke, particularly from wildfires. Read More

Tackling occupational hygiene

The collective movement for solving issues surrounding work related ill health continues to gain momentum, highlighted in the HSE Help Read More



Sign up to free email newsletters

Job Search

Search for health and safety jobs

Product and Services Search

Search for health and safety product and service suppliers

Downloads

Health & Safety legislation update eBook

A guide to Work Equipment

Forklift Trucks: Director’s Briefing

Manual Handling in the Workplace: Employee Factsheet

Driving at work: Director’s Briefing