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Coming up … World Day for Safety and Health at Work

24 April 2017

Workers’ Memorial Day, also known as World Day for Safety and Health at Work, takes place this year on Friday 28 April 2017.

Cycling to work cuts risk of cancer and heart disease by half

24 April 2017

New research has found that cycling to work could cut the risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half.

EU Sustainable Buildings Framework

24 April 2017

Green Building Councils (GBCs) and partners from the WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network (ERN) recently met with the European Commission to discuss the “EU Sustainable Buildings Framework”. This project was established in 2014 to develop a set of common EU-wide indicators to assess the environmental performance of buildings throughout their life cycle, taking into account the use of resources such as energy, materials and water.

Government under pressure to publish new air quality plan considers diesel car trade-in

21 April 2017

The UK is believed to be considering some form of car scrappage scheme as a possible response to a growing crisis over the future of diesel engines. The plans would involve diesel car owners agreeing to trade-in their cars if they live in areas with serious air pollution problems.

Dangerous speeding theme for UK Road Safety Week 2017

20 April 2017

Brake, the road safety charity, has announced it will focus on the dangers of speeding as its new theme for Road Safety Week 2017 as it urged employers — especially those with staff who drive for work — to participate in this year’s event.

Human rights report: “important call for action”

20 April 2017

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) says the recommendations in a new report on promoting responsibility and ensuring accountability on human rights are an “important call for action and resources”.

Health and safety management systems standard on second draft

20 April 2017

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published the second draft of its management systems standard for a universally-accepted framework for creating healthy and safe workplaces.

Driving test changes announced

20 April 2017

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017.

Revised fire door Code of Practice

20 April 2017

BSI, the business standards company, has published a revised BS 8214:2016 Timber-based Fire Door Assemblies. Code of Practice, replacing the 2008 version.

Government launches new anti-litter culture campaign

19 April 2017

The Government has published a national litter strategy which aims to create an “anti-litter culture” and reduce the near £800 million burden to the taxpayer of clean-up costs.