legislation and guidance


Hand-arm vibration exposure: On-tool measurements vs. vibration emissions data

Mary Cameron, team leader within SOCOTEC’s Occupational Hygiene team, discusses the role that measured vibration levels and manufacturer’s data plays when assessing HAV exposure and implementing subsequent control measures. Read More

SHP legislation update eBook – October 2020

SHP’s latest Health & Safety legislation eBook, published in October 2020, covers coronavirus legislation, Brexit, Grenfell, Fire Safety Bill, Building Safety Bill, environment and much more… Read More

Venues required to enforce rule of 6, NHS QR code posters and contact logs

Hospitality venues in England are now legally required to enforce the rule of 6 or face a fine of up to £4,000. Read More

NHS Test and Trace service in the workplace and fines for businesses standing in the way of self-isolation

Guidance on the NHS Test and Trace service for employers, businesses and workers, while business owners who threaten self-isolating staff with redundancy if they do not come to work could face a fine. Read More

Business events and sport pilots to be reduced in capacity to adhere to new coronavirus guidelines

The government is to reduce the number of people that can attend sporting events to pilot the safe return of spectators to 1,000 in light of the increase in the number of positive coronavirus cases. Read More

Business concerns over COVID-19 health and safety to ramp up compliance investment

Over half of UK companies expect COVID-19 to lead to an increase in their risk profile with 71% expecting to increase investment in legal compliance. The largest anticipated risk increase is from health and safety, but cybersecurity should remain the number one boardroom concern in a post-COVID-19 world. Read More

Draft Building Safety Bill announced by UK government

Alongside the Fire Safety Bill and fire safety consultation, the Building Safety Bill is said to be bringing the “biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years”. The Draft Bill was announced on 20 July by Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Read More

Work Related Road Risk in 2020: Not the time for cutting corners

All employers are very much presented with an opportune moment now to shine the spotlight back on Work Related Road Risk ("WRRR"), given that the legal framework which underpins this area otherwise remains unchanged and more than ever, businesses should look to comply. Read More

Most recent HSE statistics show limited action against management

When reinforcing the message of safety non-compliance to managers and directors, sometimes the threat of individual prosecution may be the only way to get through. But do the statistics support that position, when the lack of individual prosecutions is considered? A Freedom of Information Act request yields some interesting answers. Read More

Webinar: Health and safety law conundrums during the COVID-19 pandemic

Download: October 2020 Legislation Update COVID-19 continues to bring unprecedented challenges for people, businesses and societies. To help you navigate Read More



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