The Office for Product Safety and Standards has announced updates to the technical annexes to Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 as amended by the Cosmetic Products Regulation 2009 and Schedule 2 to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.
The introduction of what Transport for London (TfL) called its pioneering Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is being described as a success after the first year of enforcement saw a reduction in fatal collisions where vision is cited as a contributing factor.
Failure to address labour shortages could lose the UK almost the equivalent of the entire defence budget, £30 billion, every year, according to a new report from the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation).
We reported in June that the Department for International Trade (DIT) had signed its first state-level trade and economic development Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the United States (see UK signs first US state-level agreement).
Whilst cone laying remains essential to delineate traffic during maintenance works, it also poses one of the biggest risks facing roadworkers and there has been an industry-wide push to try and combat the number of accidents, including fatalities, that happen each year.