Cedrec and COVID-19

In these uncertain times, we feel its right to let you all know what we're doing here at Cedrec in light of the on-going development of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and wellbeing of ou...

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PM commits to protecting 30% of UK land by 2030 during UN Leaders' Pledge for Nature conference

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, among other world leaders, is committing to clamp down on pollution, eliminate plastic waste in the oceans and introduce sustainable economic systems to ha...

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New HSE inspection initiative focuses on respiratory risks

On 5 October 2020, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) begins an inspection initiative targeted at construction firms to check measures are in place to prevent respiratory...

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EDF unveils plan to build a 350MW solar farm in Essex

EDF, in a joint venture with Padero Solar, plan to build a large solar farm with battery storage near Chelmsford in Essex. The project, once completed, would be capable of generating elec...

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Housing Secretary announces steps to put beauty and design at heart of planning system

In August the Government published proposals for a new, faster, simpler, planning system which will require local authorities to introduce their own local design codes.

This will enhance th...

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Farmer fined after breaching Irish health and safety legislation

A farmer has been fined €1,500 and prosecution costs of €1,500 under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations SI 291/2013 after an ac...

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HSE fines company £2 million for a jet wash fatality

Leadec Limited, a company specialising in industrial services, has been fined after an employee suffered a fatal injury when cleaning wastewater pipes.

On 18 June 2017 a Leadec&nb...

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UK failing to meet UN biodiversity targets

It has been a decade since the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity at Aichi Provence in Japan agreed on 20 global targets for biodiversity for the 2011-2020 period.

The UK's s...

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MoD given crown censure following tragic death of military diver

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued the Ministry of Defence (MoD) with a Crown Censure following the death of a military diver during training.

Lance C...

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HSE increase inspections in Oldham and Pendle

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are continuing to carry out further spot inspections across businesses in Oldham and Pendle to ensure they are COVID secure. The increa...

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Eco-friendly HS2 interchange granted planning permission

Planning permission has been granted by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Counicl for HS2's landmark interchange station in Solihull. The station will be at the heart of the HS2 network in the Midlands...

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Permission granted for seabed lease for new offshore wind projects in Wales

The rights for seabed lease agreements to two new offshore wind projects have been granted by the Crown Estate, who is responsible for the management of the majority of the seabed around the UK coa...

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Record wind power use set in August

National Grid have confirmed that records were broken in August when wind power generation supplied almost 60% of the UK's electricity on two separate occasions.

On 22 August 59.1% of all t...

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Isle of Wight worker dies during demolition project

Three construction companies have been fined after a worker suffered fatal injuries while demolishing a two-storey building in preparation for a development project.

Portsmouth Crown Court...

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Manufacturer fined after employee fatally crushed

Scapa UK Limited, which manufactures adhesive tape, was fined over £135,000 after an employee was fatally injured when operating a rewind slitting machine.

On 10 April 2018, the...

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