Classification of titanium dioxide

25 May 2022

Caroline Raine explores the discussions, considerations and history into the classification of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and the controversial decision to classify it as a carcinogen.

Smoke-free Regulations and Health and Safety

24 May 2022

It was made illegal to smoke in the workplace in England in July 2007. Martin Hodgson looks at what the law requires and how it benefits staff health, safety and welfare.

Safety incidents: preparation is key

23 May 2022

The way a business responds to a health and safety accident and any resulting regulatory investigation is crucial both for its reputation and the eventual legal outcome, explains lawyer Rhian Greaves.

Requirement for an O-Licence when running LGVs in Europe

23 May 2022

The Operator Licensing requirements for vans, pick-up trucks or cars weighing between 2.5 and 3.5 tonnes and which operate internationally for hire or reward, come into effect on 21 May 2022. Operators that fall within this category will be required to hold a standard international licence and meet most of the same requirements as those that operate heavy goods vehicles. Michael Jewell looks at the new rules and the mandatory requirement to engage a Transport Manager who resides in the UK and who is of good repute and professionally competent.

How Robens super-charged the safety system

23 May 2022

The Robens Report, which established the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA), is 50 this year. The British Safety Council examines Robens’s achievements and considers if the Act needs refreshing in the face of huge social changes.

Finding and keeping talent in a candidates’ market: future trends

19 May 2022

The first quarter of 2022 has seen a number of record highs reached in vacancies, employee numbers and movement into economic activity. This has created what has become known as a “candidates’ market”, whereby employers are having to find increasingly creative ways to attract and retain talent for the business. In this article, we review the current position in the employment market and identify those areas that employers are focusing on for the next quarter in order to ensure a complete and productive workforce.

Country Profile — Panama

19 May 2022

Panama, famed for its mighty canal, is a conduit for international trade and a country that welcomes companies from all across the world, including ambitious UK exporters.

Who is the client in a built environment contract?

18 May 2022

Understanding who the client is and the outputs expected from an agreement are not necessarily straightforward in any built environment contract. Alan Field helps to understand the complexities.