Revised COSHH ACOP published

12 December 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to clarify and simplify practical advice on compliance with the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regime.

Revised COSHH ACOP published

12 December 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to clarify and simplify practical advice on compliance with the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regime.

New DSEAR ACOP

12 December 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a new updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR), combining five existing ACOPs on the subject, and focusing on issues ranging from plant design and operation through to maintenance.

Driver CPC Directive consultation

12 December 2013

The European Commission opened a consultation in the summer of 2013 to assess how effectively Directive 2003/59/EC (on the initial qualification and periodic training of HGV or PCV drivers) has met its objectives and what specific action and measures may need to be adopted to improve its effectiveness.

Defra to cease funding contaminated land work

12 December 2013

The Defra-funded Contaminated Land Capital Grants Scheme will be shut down on 1 April 2017, according to a letter from Parliamentary Under Secretary Lord de Mauley to all English Local Authorities.

Consolidated DSEAR ACOP

12 December 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a new, updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR), combining five existing ACOPs on the subject, and focusing on issues ranging from plant design and operation through to maintenance.

CCC: no change to Climate Change Act required

12 December 2013

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has advised the Government that there has been “no change in the circumstances upon which the fourth carbon budget (2023–2027) was originally set in 2011 that would justify a lowering of ambition”.