Legionella found in Falkirk schools post lockdown

7 April 2022

Falkirk Council has said lessons have been learned about the health risks of legionella in empty buildings after tests at its schools showed high levels of bacteria including legionella and pseudomonas in stagnant water systems, following the initial full lockdown from Covid-19.

Joint registrations and data sharing in UK REACH

7 April 2022

The Department for Environment and Rural Affairs has published guidance on how companies or individuals based in Great Britain should share data and information on the same chemical substance and jointly submit that information to the Comply with UK REACH service.

Guidance on reducing the spread of respiratory infections in the workplace

4 April 2022

When the Prime Minister spoke in February 2022 about “living with Covid” (see Covid restrictions will end in England on 24 February), he said that the advice for people who test positive to stay at home would be removed with effect from 1 April and replaced with new public health guidance.

Rights under PPE Regulations extended to limb (b) workers

30 March 2022

A significant change will be introduced on 6 April 2022 when the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI 2022 No. 8) amend the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPER 1992).

New rules for international road haulage in 2022

28 March 2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) is letting companies know that there are new rules for transporting goods to, through or within Europe in 2022. The rules changes are part of the UK’s deal with the EU (the Trade and Co-operation Agreement).