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Update on Cedrec training courses

We've been running a series of our Environment and Safety Recharge courses over the last few months - sessions that top up your legislation knowledge in just a few hours - and we're over the moon w...

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Company fined after skylight fall puts worker in a six-week coma

A Hertfordshire construction company has been fined after a worker fell through a skylight while working on a six-storey house.

The man fell over three metres and received serious head inju...

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Ultra Low Emission Zone to be expanded across the whole of London

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded London-wide to tackle pollution, reduce congestion and address the climate emergency. The e...

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Transport company fined after driver killed

A transport company has been fined £400,000 after one of its drivers was killed after being knocked off his trailer while loading and unloading it.

On 16 November 2020, the driver who...

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COP27 fails to accelerate GHG emissions reduction, but 'loss and damage' agreement is signed

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) finished on 18 November, but the agreement was not signed until the very last moments of the summit on 20 November 2022. The final text of...

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Fatalities drop in Ireland during 2021

Fatalities in Ireland during 2021 are the lowest ever recorded since the foundation of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in 1989.

The HSA Annual Review of Workpl...

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Royal British Legion set to make Eco-friendly poppies

In coming years, traditional Remembrance Day poppies will be changed to have a stem made from a new biodegradable material, rather than plastic to ensure "minimal impact on the environment".

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Electric vehicle charging points needed across the north

If the north of England is to meet decarbonisation targets then 470 electric vehicle-charging points a week need to be installed until 2025. This would then have to continue to grow, with 620 insta...

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Quarry extension refused because of potential harm to AONB

Aggregate Industries UK Limited has had a plan to extend their Chard Junction Quarry in Dorset refused following a planning appeal.

The company wanted to extend the existing quarry and oper...

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Government breaches its "World-leading" Environment Act

The Government has breached its own legislation, after missing a deadline to introduce new legally binding targets for air quality, water health, nature, and waste management set under the "World-l...

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Contractor and director fined over fire failings

A building contractor has been fined £600,000 and its director fined £4,200 and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work, following a repeated failure to manage the risk of fire dur...

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Thinktank claim UK methane emissions could be cut by 40% by 2030

Thinktank Green Alliance have claimed that the UK could cut methane emissions by more than 40% by 2030 if the government adopted appropriate measures.

The government has made pledges i...

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UK begins talks on plastic pollution to inform Treaty negotiations

Plastic pollution is becoming a major environmental issue. The prevalence of plastic waste in oceans, freshwater and on land is a concern. Considering that recent research has found microplastics p...

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SEAI launch Home Energy Plan

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have launched a new energy plan to help people "take control of energy use this winter".

The Home Energy Plan aims...

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Remember, remember, Cedrec's safety and environment tips, on the 5th of November...

Guy Fawkes' Night is a night enjoyed by many, but the night can be hazardous both from a safety and environmental perspective.

Fireworks and the environment

The

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