Author Archive | Alan

The Death Of The Tax Disc

Is everyone aware of the changes? Posted on: 21/04/2015   By: Lee Rance The tax disc, part of motoring for many years, no longer needs to be displayed on vehicles. This new rule came into force on the 1st October 2014, but vehicles still need to be taxed … The tax information is now held electronically by the DVLA and […]

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Care Home Ignored Legionella Risk

And received £40,000 in fines and costs … Care homes are often in the news these days, usually because of their astronomical cost, or as a result of the poor service which is being provided. Now following a recent prosecution, it appears that our elderly parents or grandparents residing in a care home may be […]

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RIDDOR changes for October 2013

From 1 October 2013 changes will be introduced to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) that will simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses, while ensuring that the data collected gives an accurate and useful picture of workplace incidents. To allow businesses time to familiarise themselves with the changes, […]

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HSE Cost recovery scheme

The HSE proposes to introduce a Fee for Intervention (FFI) hse.gov.uk, cost recovery scheme with effect from 1 October 2012, subject to Parliamentary approval of the proposed Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. These Regulations will put a duty on HSE to recover its costs for carrying out its regulatory functions from those found to […]

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Guide to the RIDDOR Regulations

Guidance is now available on the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (Amendment) Regulations 2012 / 1999 which came into force on 6th April 2012. Hard copies can be obtained from the HSE priced at £17.50, or you can download a free copy from this link. The amended regulations extend the period of incapacitation […]

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New date for HSE recovery scheme

Hot off the press and breaking news, the HSE has announced that it is delaying the introduction of Fees for Intervention (FFI). Originally planned to the introduced in April 2012, it appears that the new window of opportunity is likely to be October 2012. Follow this link to the HSE article on this topic. Need […]

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