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).

Pre-application support for free schools – 1 April 2014

29 January 2014

The New Schools Network has been granted funding to provide pre-application support to parents, teachers, community groups and others who are hoping to open free schools. The grant will also cover support for free schools that are open or in the planning pipeline.

Overhaul of guidance on work at height

29 January 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance on working at height, with the aim of setting out the requirements in clear, simple terms and debunking common myths that can confuse employers.