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    Offshore wind turbines: managing the safety risks

    As we strive to move from reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energy, one area of crucial importance will be wind power – both onshore and offshore. However, there are some important health and safety factors and risks that must be taken into account and carefully managed by those constructing, operating and maintaining offshore wind turbines and farms.

    By Bruce Craig, Pinsent Masons on 10 June 2022

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    Haulage sector faces deadline to raise roadside standards

    The government must force road freight operators to improve welfare conditions for drivers or more of them will leave the sector, a committee has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 June 2022

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    Safety Expo 2022: show report

    The Safety & Health Expo returned to London’s ExCeL centre last month after three years’ absence, and huge changes in the profession and health and safety landscape in that interim.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 May 2022

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    Building Safety Act marks major step forward, but work to be done

    The government’s Building Safety Bill has become law, after receiving Royal Assent on 28 April.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 May 2022

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    How Robens super-charged the safety system

    The Robens report, which established the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA), is 50 this year. Safety Management celebrates Robens’s achievements and considers if the Act needs refreshing in the face of huge social changes.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 May 2022

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    The Building Safety Bill offers some financial relief for leaseholders

    The Building Safety Bill in its current form is an altogether better solution for leaseholders than we could have hoped for during the passage of the Fire Safety Act 2021.

    By Royston Smith MP, Southampton Itchen on 12 April 2022

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    The air we breathe

    Poor indoor air quality in workplaces and homes is a major risk to our health, making it essential we improve our scientific knowledge of the dangers of air pollutants like chemicals.

    By Dr Julie Riggs, British Safety Council on 03 April 2022

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    ‘Two-second rule’ campaign launched by National Highways

    National Highways has launched a new campaign urging drivers to keep a minimum two second gap, or risk putting themselves and others in danger.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 March 2022

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    Time to drive up standards

    Poor conditions are forcing HGV drivers off the road. What do they want to see change?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 March 2022

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    HSE to investigate health risks of tattoo inks after EU ban

    HSE is to carry out a review of the risk of certain substances in tattoo inks and explore the case for introducing restrictions following a new EU ban.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 January 2022