New app could be a game-changer for construction safety

5 March 2021

A new digital app for users of mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) and mast climbing work platform (MCWP) equipment marks a major stride forward in its drive for greater sector sustainability, the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has claimed.

Direct Vision Standard now in force in London

5 March 2021

Delivering what it has called a radical improvement to road safety in the capital, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that its lorry safety scheme is now enforced on all roads in London with free safety permits required for all freight operators.

UK extends grace periods for Irish Sea border checks

5 March 2021

As Northern Ireland remained a part of the EU's single market for goods following the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), products arriving there from Great Britain must undergo EU import procedures.

Employers should encourage staff to have the vaccine

4 March 2021

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published practical guidance for employers to help them to understand their responsibilities towards staff and support them as the vaccine rollout continues.

Supply of medical oxygen — DfT publish authorisation 969

4 March 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has been monitoring the situation relating to the supply of medical oxygen for some time now and based on feedback have decided that an easement to deal with the increased demand is now required and that an authorisation, rather than a multilateral agreement, is appropriate.

RoHS guidance published by UK Government

4 March 2021

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has published guidance on how to apply for exemptions under restriction of hazardous substances, RoHS for goods placed on the GB market.