Waste: how does it end?

13 August 2021

Deciding whether or not something is waste is not always easy, especially when the “goalposts” of official guidance are liable to move. However, if businesses get it wrong, they can find themselves in court, charged with waste offences. This article looks at some recent events linked to waste classification and outlines the principles behind the definition of waste.

Staff consultation and participation — not just for ISO 45001

12 August 2021

While the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 has bought staff consultation and participation into focus in recent months, there are legal requirements to be considered, too. Alan Field outlines why staff consultation and participation are an important part of any organisation’s management system.

Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG) prohibition notices 2020

12 August 2021

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publish the list of Carriage of Dangerous Goods — Prohibition Notices. Caroline Raine discusses those issued in 2020 and highlights common mistakes that are made when transporting dangerous goods.

Decisions, decisions

11 August 2021

Behavioural nudges can subtly guide workers towards making safe decisions, says Mike Robinson.

Juice factory fined after worker loses fingers

11 August 2021

Fruit juice manufacturer AMC Freshly Squeezed (UK) Ltd has been fined after an employee had three fingers of their right hand severed while cleaning a screw conveyor.

Country Profile — Ireland

11 August 2021

The Republic of Ireland, an EU member, is a market that is integral to the UK and widely perceived as an ideal starter market for new exporters.

BA fined £1.8m for baggage crush

11 August 2021

British Airways (BA) has been fined £1.8 million after an employee was seriously injured at work in the baggage hall at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.