Preparing for the Health and Social Care Act 2012

4 May 2012

With the passing of the Health and Social Care Act in March of this year the NHS can finally plan the future with reasonable certainty. After much debate lasting nearly two years following the publication of the White Paper Liberating the NHS in July 2010, it is now time to implement the proposed changes on the ground. So what happens now? asks Thoreya Swage.

Hiring agency workers and equipment

4 May 2012

In this article, Mike Everley considers the health and safety implications of hiring agency workers and equipment from the perspective of a construction company.

Unpopular carbon reduction scheme to be reformed

3 May 2012

A consultation has been launched on reforms to the “complex” Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), which the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) says could save businesses millions of pounds.

‘Working Well’, a manifesto for all seasons

3 May 2012

The British Safety Council launched ‘Working Well’, its first ever manifesto for healthier and safer work activities, at the House of Commons on 23 April. Alex Botha, chief executive of the British Safety Council, discusses with head of campaigns, Matthew Holder, why the organisation felt there is a need for a manifesto and why now.