Case report: Farmer fined for polluting SSSI

21 January 2020

In the week of the 28 October 2019, Northampton Magistrates’ Court fined farmer Mr Andrew Colinswood £1,600, £7,000 in costs and a £160 victim surcharge for polluting a stream in a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Turn it down: the impact of a noisy office

20 January 2020

Is noise causing problems in the workspace you manage? Laura King looks at how unwanted noise might be affecting worker wellbeing and offers some low-cost solutions.

Record-keeping requirements

16 January 2020

This feature article outlines and discusses some of the general record-keeping requirements found in the REACH, CLP and transport of dangerous goods legislation.

Will climate change transform the British landscape?

7 January 2020

Arable farming forced to move, flood plains expanding and more tree planting needed - climate change is making subtle but rapid changes to the fertile, green and often rather wet landscapes that have shaped Britain’s traditional identity, as Jon Herbert discovers.

Transport of dangerous goods exemptions

2 January 2020

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.

Minimum font sizes for labels

2 January 2020

A question that many companies often ask when drawing up labels for hazardous chemicals is “Does the CLP Regulation specify a minimum font size for labels?” In this article, we address the legal obligations and other guidance available to help suppliers ensure their labels are readable and meet minimum requirements.

Climate rebellion, Brexit and more — a review of 2019 and what’s to come

27 December 2019

Climate emergencies, Extinction Rebellion and 12 years to save the planet, have dominated the global media over the last twelve months. Back in the UK, gridlock over Brexit and a general election have been the main headliners, but a crack-down on waste crime, the Environment Bill, and growing concern over air pollution have also had a fair share of media attention. In this review, John Barwise looks at some of the key environmental milestones of 2019 and what businesses might expect from a new Conservative government over the next five years.