Poison centres: regulations

30 May 2022

Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures added an Annex on harmonised information relating to emergency health response. In this article, Caroline Raine reviews the key changes.

Part 1: Hydrogen — a key player in UK energy strategy

30 May 2022

Low-carbon hydrogen will play a crucial role in reducing carbon emissions and meeting net zero targets by the end of this decade, the Government claims. But producing hydrogen as a source of heat and power at scale comes with its own unique challenges, as John Barwise explains in the first part of a two-part article.

Transport of dangerous goods exemptions

30 May 2022

In this article on the transport of dangerous goods by road, Caroline Raine discusses exemptions that may be used to reduce the requirements when transporting dangerous goods. Caroline will highlight the small load exemptions, limited quantities and special provisions.

Considerations for monkeypox

30 May 2022

As cases of monkeypox begin to rise in the UK, there has been speculation that this will become the new coronavirus. However, this is far from the truth. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection, which is generally mild and self-limiting, and poses a very low threat to the wider public. It is not easily transmissible, full recovery is expected and treatment is available through the smallpox vaccine. This being said, it is still natural for employers to be prepared for what steps they need to take to manage this outbreak.

Horizon scanning

30 May 2022

Caroline Raine summarises how companies can keep up to date with chemical regulations and the impacts that are specific to the chemicals used within their business.

Road Derogations

30 May 2022

Road Derogations made available by the DfT for those transporting dangerous goods in the UK are discussed by Caroline Raine focusing on 2, 4, 11, 12, 13 and 15.

The Highway Code and driver competence

30 May 2022

Publicity over the most recent changes to the Highway Code, which established a new hierarchy of road users, has revealed both a widespread lack of familiarity with its contents and some ignorance of its role. In this article we look at the purpose of the Highway Code and its vital and ongoing importance for drivers and operators.