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England and Wales put out over fire reform delay

The Government are currently working on an Order which will delay the start date of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order SI 2005/1541, which is due to come into force o...

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Not the best way to dispose of asbestos

The owner of the Fascia Company have been fined a total of £4,020 after pleading guilty to offences with regard to the deposit of asbestos waste and a failure to provide information to the

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Steps taken to reduce construction slip-ups

This month as part of an initiative to reduce the number of slips and trips on construction sites, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are carrying out a nationwide "Watch...

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Manslaughter charge over fall from height

The owner of A&E Buildings has been found guilty of the manslaughter of an employee who fell to his death from improvised equipment while constructing a steel-framed barn on a river in Kinver, Sout...

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Company fined for guarding failures

The Amtico Company Limited of Coventry, have been fined a total of £48,567 after pleading guilty to breaching section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. They...

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Can we get rid or reduce PPE failings?

A report on identifying potential failures in the specification, use and maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at work has been commissioned and published by the He...

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Buncefield explosion ignites COMAH failings

The Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have now been formally asked to investigate December's incident at the Buncefield oi...

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Canadian summit avoids rocky outcome

The future of the Kyoto Protocol was looking bleak last month as the world's nations geared up to climate change talks in Montreal on 28 November. However, the outcomes appear to have surprised eve...

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Is it wheelie worth recycling?

Councils are currently investigating what happens to their recycled rubbish, in light of a BBC documentary which suggested that around 500 tonnes had been shipped to Indonesia. Customs at Jakarta i...

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WEEE are growing impatient

Further delays to the UK implementation of the WEEE Directive became apparent this month, after the DTI announced that they were intending to immediately review its progress...

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Chemicals agreement REACHed

EU ministers finally came to an agreement in December over the highly contentious REACH Regulation, in spite of the German general election and further intense lobbying from industry and environmen...

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Licence to burn?

New waste proposals published by the European Commission could result in more household waste being incinerated. The draft Waste Framework Directive sets out an agenda for waste policy in Europe an...

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Big waves made in green energy

An experimental new 8.5 million tidal energy product in Strangford Lough has been described as a fantastic opportunity for Northern Ireland to demonstrate their commitment to renewable and sustaina...

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Pollution reports published

A new EHS Northern Ireland Air Quality Monitoring Report has just been published for 2004, which shows that air quality is good in Northern Ireland for most of the time.

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Penalty controversy

The HSE is currently discussing possible new ways of enforcing breaches in health and safety legislation. Due to the lack of sentencing options available to courts, prosecut...

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