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The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (as applied to woodwork machinery) Approved Code of Practice and guidance

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (as applied to woodwork machinery) Approved Code of Practice and guidance has been updated: guidance material has been revised and updated and there are small changes to some ACOP paragraphs, to clarify and update information This ACOP is aimed... >

British workplaces among safest in the world – Figures at a record low on the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act

The number of people who lose their lives at work has dropped sharply by 85 per cent over the past forty years, from over 650 every year in 1974 to a record low of 133 today, new figures reveal. The number of injuries at work has also reduced considerably by 77 per cent over the same time period,... >

Changes in the law to help “everyday heroes volunteer or go to the rescue of people in danger without the fear of being sued were “broadly welcomed” by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

On 2 June 2014, the Ministry of Justice announced that it would ask judges to give weight to three additional factors when deciding negligence cases: If the person was doing something for "the benefit of society" – to give weight to the fact people were doing a good deed like volunteering, running... >