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HSE legislation updates up to end 2014

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I decided to add this new section to the website because many items of news relating to health and safety do not directly affect forklift trucks and forklift training but nevertheless are important to people or are closely related to the subject.

It would be impossible to keep up with all legislation changes and proposals on this website so I have been selective, choosing only those things that affect materials handling in general along with any related items.

For health and safety information that affects specifically forklift trucks and forklift training please check out the news items pages or the legislation pages.

Nov 6th 2014. Figures just published show that while Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, too many workers are still being injured or made ill by work. More

Jan 9th 2015. The Health and Safety Executive wants businesses that provide customer service to turn over a new leaf and stop blaming health and safety for poor or over-the-top decisions. More

Oct 17th 2014. HSE have issued a revised employer's guide to workplace transport safety. More

Oct 8th 2014. HSE have issued a new, revised guide to risk assessment in the workplace. You can download a copy from this page. More

Sep 4th 2014. The Health and safety Executive have issued a leaflet which is aimed at employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law. More

Sep 3rd 2014. The Health and safety Executive have published a guide to risk assessment which aims to help identify, assess  and control health and safety risks associated with workplace hazards. More

Aug 6th 2014. Read Judith Hackett's blog on the subject of 300 health and safety myths on the 40th aniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. More

July 9th 2014. New figures released in July 2014 indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record. More

July 3rd 2014. The HSE Chair, Judith Hackett has issued this statement to mark the 40th anniversary of the Health and safety At Work Act. More

May 15th 2014. The Health and Safety Executive have launched a new scheme called ABC to try and help small firms who mistakenly think they have to comply with nonsensical health and safety legislation. More

Mar 5th 2014. A new survey has revealed the lengths some small firms mistakenly go to trying to comply with health and safety. HSE Myths.

Feb 21st 2014. The Health and Safety Executive have a guidance note designed to ensure the safe loading/unloading of lorries More

Feb 20th 2014. The Health and safety Executive have issued guidance on the repair of fork arms for forklift trucks. More

Feb 16th 2014. Latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive show a drop in accident statistics for 2013 - 2014. More

Feb 5th 2014. An overhaul of guidance on working at height hs been launched as part of the government’s long-term economic plan to abolish or improve outdated, burdensome or over-complicated regulations More

Jan 30th 2014. From April 2014 all employers must display the new health and safety poster which replaces the 1999 version. More

Jan 14th 2014. The HSE have published a provisional list of fatal accidents which occured in the UK during 2012 - 2013. More

Jan 15th 2014. Judith Hackett, Pictured, is the Chair of the Health and Safety Executive. She has issued this statement to mark the 40th anniversary of the Health and safety At Work Act. More

Dec 10th 2013. The Health and Safety Executive have issued a revised ACOP on COSHH, (controlling substances that are hazardous to the health of workers) It has been updated to help businesses comply with legal requirements. More

Dec 2nd 2013. The Health and Safety Executive have released CD260, a public consultation to repeal or revoke twelve legislative measures. More

Dec 1st 2013. More people in London and the South East have reported ill-founded health and safety excuses than any other part of the UK, new analysis shows. More

Nov 28th 2013. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and have been updated. More

Nov 6th 2013. Figures published by the Health and Safety Executive show an 11 per cent drop in major injuries compared to 2011/12. More

Oct 7th 2013. Changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 have been introduced that clarify and simplify the reporting requirements, while ensuring that the data collected gives an accurate and useful picture of workplace incidents. More

Oct 1st 2013. The HSE has issued a new guidance document for managers, electricians, technicians and users and it gives sensible advice on maintaining portable electrical equipment to prevent danger. More

Sept 9th 2013. The first aid at work regulations change this year. This third edition takes account of the amendment to regulation 3(2), which removes the requirement for HSE to approve the training and qualifications of appointed first-aid personnel, and to incorporate some additional amendments brought about by other previous legislative changes. More

Sept 10th 2013. The following is an article by the Chair of the Health and Safety Executive. It's all abount Hi Vis jackets taking over:-) I just had to put this on the site. Well said Judith! More

Aug. 22nd 2013. The HSE have released information for for leaders, owners, trustees and line managers. It will particularly help those who need to put in place or oversee their organisation’s health and safety arrangements. More

Aug. 2nd 2013. Judith Hackett, the health and safety chief is trying to do something about the stupid myths that have built up around health and safety legislation in the UK. Here is her latest article on the subject. More

Aug 1st 2013. The Heath and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched new guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. More

July 31st 2013. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has changed its contact arrangements to better direct those wishing to report an incident, notify workplace concerns or seek interpretation of guidance. More