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Workplace temperatures - when is it too cold?

Winter is now here and has brought with it icy cold temperatures. This sudden change in temperature may have taken your office by surprise and made your Monday morning even more challenging. Temperatures in the indoor workplace are covered by the... Continue reading

Managing risks in international travel: new guidance

A 2015 survey by the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) and International SOS identified travel risk management as a key issue for 70% of risk and insurance manager respondents.   FERMA has recently cooperated with pa... Continue reading

UK Government announces internet data investigation powers

Not for the first time, the UK Government has today announced its intention to create a new law to set out the extent to which public and private data can be investigated for policing and counter-terrorism purposes. While the new law is intended... Continue reading

New health and safety sentencing guidelines launched

As reported last month, new sentencing guidelines have been published today by the Sentencing Council.  The updated guidelines aim to ensure a consistent, fair and proportionate approach to sentencing organisations or individuals convicted o... Continue reading

Waste batteries guidance consultation published

In December 2014, the Government published a consultation that invited views on proposals to amend the existing UK Government Guidance in order to address concerns about lack of clarity regarding the definition of 'portable' batteries. The outcom... Continue reading

Balfour Beatty and Norland prosecuted for H&S failings

Two Facilities Management companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was electrocuted during work on a data centre in Middlesex. Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ltd (BBES) was contracted to carry out multi-million pound ... Continue reading

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