HSE Myth Case 257

12 March 2014

The HSE has published Myth Case 257 following an enquiry from an employee who was told that due to the COSHH Regulations, they could not leave hand wash materials they purchased themselves in the toilets and could not use any of their own cleaning materials.

Asbestos victims to get £123,000 in compensation

12 March 2014

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published details of its new compensation scheme, due to start in April 2014, confirming that asbestos victims will receive £123,000 in compensation.

Safety alert: mobile elevating work platforms

11 February 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a new safety alert for a particular type of mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), following an incident in which an operator was killed when the MEWP platform became unstable and overturned.

Governors’ Handbook – 2014 edition published

11 February 2014

The Department for Education has published an expanded edition of the Governors' Handbook. It features the following changes re the role and legal duties of governing bodies in maintained schools, academies and free schools.

Amended TUPE Regulations in force – 31 January

1 February 2014

On 31 January 2014, the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force (to be followed later in the year by changes to the corresponding legislation for Northern Ireland).