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New guidance setting out essential steps for the safe use of mobile-elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in public areas and near roads has been issued by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).
The Carbon Trust’s new Route to Net Zero standard offers guidance to businesses of all kinds, in all geographical locations as they embark on the journey to net zero. Smaller businesses which may have been daunted by the rigorous demands of science-based targets may find this a gentler path which will grant recognition of their first steps towards emissions reduction.
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require employers to control the risks to safety from fire, explosions and substances corrosive to metals. Caroline Raine provides an overview of the DSEAR Regulations in this feature article.
A coalition of more than 1000 business leaders are calling on the Government to amend s.172 of the Companies Act 2006 to make businesses legally responsible for benefiting workers, customers, communities and the environment while delivering profit.
The Government’s Office for Health Improvement and Disparities recently published its updated Covid-19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance report. This report looks at population mental health and wellbeing in England during the coronavirus pandemic. Its information is used when deciding on policy, planning and commissioning in health and social care. However, individual organisations can also benefit from the findings of the report and use these to develop their own HR strategies.
Green consumerism is on the rise and businesses are scrambling to attract the attention of an emerging eco-savvy consumer market. But what are the rules governing “green claims” and how do businesses know what claims are permitted and what are not? In this article, John Barwise looks at the Green Claims Code, designed to help businesses comply with consumer protection law when making environmental claims.
The Government’s recently published energy security strategy aims to fast-track “home grown” fossil fuels, expand nuclear power, build more windfarms, and much more. John Barwise looks at the headliners — and what’s missing — and assesses whether the strategy can deliver on the UK’s future energy needs.