Marking and labelling of packages: modal differences

24 January 2020

This article looks at the differences in marking and labelling of packages for transport across the modes and identifies the key differences. The article will not cover Class 1, 2, 6.2 or 7 provisions.

New year, new business?

24 January 2020

One in five Brits intends to set up their own business in the next five years, with 23% considering themselves as entrepreneurial. Is 2020 the year you become a small business owner? Dave Howell reports.

Forthcoming trade events February 2020

24 January 2020

This regularly updated events calendar notifies importers and exporters of forthcoming conferences, seminars/workshops, trade shows, trade missions and networking opportunities worldwide.

Prosecutions for safety breaches reach record low

22 January 2020

Prosecutions for health and safety breaches have reached a record low, HSE has revealed, prompting warnings that bosses are prepared to flout safety laws because they no longer fear the consequences.

The hidden productivity gap

22 January 2020

There are solutions to the problem of presenteeism, say Professor Dame Carol Black and Shaun Subel.

What should be in your first-aid kit?

22 January 2020

From papercuts or lacerations to falls or manual handling injuries, injuries can occur at any time whatever your work activities. As an employer, how do you determine what needs to be included in your first-aid kit? Chris Adams gives some guidance on assessing your needs for first aid in the workplace.

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).