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A new furore surrounding modern slavery breaches has errupted

ETHICAL PRACTICES PARAMOUNT FOR UK BUSINESSES

Amid a new furore surrounding modern slavery breaches happening in the UK, Bureau Veritas has asserted that it has never been more important for UK businesses to ensure they implement ethical...
GOVERNMENT BANS OLD TYRES FROM ROADS

GOVERNMENT BANS OLD TYRES FROM ROADS

Tyres aged 10 years and older will be banned from lorries, buses and coaches on roads in England, Scotland and Wales in a boost to road safety, Roads Minister Baroness Vere has announced. The ban...
CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE SAFETY REGULATOR POWERS

CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE SAFETY REGULATOR POWERS

As the board charged with implementing the new Building Safety Regulator meets this week and the government begins to frame its legislation, a UK construction body has called for enhanced powers for...
NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGULATOR TO BE ESTABLISHED

NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGULATOR TO BE ESTABLISHED

The slow pace of improving building safety standards will not be tolerated, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has warned, as he announced that the government is committed to delivering the...
HAVS REMAINS A HIDDEN THREAT AMONGST UK WORKFORCE

HAVS REMAINS A HIDDEN THREAT AMONGST UK WORKFORCE

There are 2 million workers at risk of developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) in the UK, and currently 300 thousand people suffering advanced stages. Yet, the current regulations in place...
UK employers risking safety of those who drive for work

UK employers risking safety of those who drive for work

A study commissioned by Driving for Better Business (DfBB), the government-backed Highways England programme to raise awareness of the business benefits that come from improved management of...
Older workers make up quarter of workplace deaths

Older workers make up quarter of workplace deaths, new figures reveal

Employers are being urged to provide better protection for older workers as new figures reveal a quarter of those killed at work last year were aged 60 or over. Thirty-seven of the 147 people who...
NEW COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR AT HOMES FOR STUDENTS

NEW COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR AT HOMES FOR STUDENTS

Homes for Students, the national student accommodation manager, has appointed Mandy Blackburn as Compliance Director.  Mandy joins Homes for Students from MYSHON supported living specialists...
The British Safety Council has revealed the winners of its prestigious 2019 International Safety Awards

International Safety Awards 2019 Winners

The British Safety Council has revealed the winners of its prestigious 2019 International Safety Awards, which recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world that have shown a true...
Injured workers should retain fair access to legal representation

Injured workers should retain fair access to legal representation

The British Safety Council, a charity and corporate membership organisation which for over 60 years has been campaigning to protect workers, improve workplace conditions and practices, expressed its...

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