Firm fined for 11,000 volts strike

17 March 2020

A stone merchants has been fined £50,000 after a driver nearly died when his vehicle made contact with overhead power lines which were live at 11,000v.

Work at height guidance published by CONIAC

17 March 2020

Documents containing essential messages on safe working at height that can be used to produce materials such as staff training programmes and toolbox talks have been produced by the Construction Industry Advisory Council (CONIAC).

How to make the move to homeworking

17 March 2020

To slow the spread of COVID-19, an increasing number of employers are encouraging their employees to work from home instead of travelling to the office. There are many short and long-term benefits but employers must not forget their legally binding health and safety responsibilities. Jon Herbert reports.

Coronavirus and the GDPR

16 March 2020

In their efforts to minimise risks of infection to staff and others, collecting and disseminating information, organisations must not forget about data protection, Paul Clarke warns.

Zero-emission vehicles — options for operators

16 March 2020

Having already proposed to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 the Government is now consulting (see Legislation Tracker) on bringing that forward to 2035 or even sooner. In addition, towns and cities are introducing bans or charges for diesel-engined vehicles. In this article, Richard Smith looks at the options for transport operators.