EU snapshot of pesticide residues in food

4 May 2021

The latest report on pesticide residues in food in the EU, published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), reflects the situation in 2019 and therefore includes data from the UK.

Call to protect workers from sun exposure, even on grey days

4 May 2021

Experts at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) have urged hospitality businesses to ensure staff working outdoors are protected from the sun. Even given the overcast weather over the last few days, IOSH points out that 80% of dangerous UV rays can get through a cloudy sky.

New approach to help building work meet fire safety requirements

4 May 2021

In the majority of cases, Building Control Bodies and Fire and Rescue Services work together to achieve safe buildings by meeting fire safety regulatory requirements of the Building Regulations 2010 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Driver shortages made worse by tax changes

4 May 2021

With pallet firms having to extend next day deliveries by up to five days, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called for urgent Government action to ease a growing driver shortage crisis which is being exacerbated by the introduction of IR35 tax changes.

Fourteen-day quarantine lifted for care home residents going on outdoor trips

4 May 2021

Under new guidance coming out on 4 May, care home residents will be able to go on outdoor “low-risk” trips such as visiting a friend or relative’s garden or go on walks in places such as parks without having to follow existing rules on quarantining for 14 days on return to the care home.

Safer smart motorways welcomed by transport sector

4 May 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) and Highways England have announced that every new All Lane Running (ALR) motorway will open with radar technology in place to spot stopped or broken-down vehicles quickly. In addition, all existing ALR motorways will have the technology fitted six months earlier than originally planned.