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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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 ...


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2015’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work focuses on stress

Yesterday marked the start of European Week for Safety and Health at Work – a week-long initiative, held in October every year, to promote healthy and safe workplaces across the continent, focusing in particular this year on stress. Events ...