Week Commencing 12/02/2024 – In The News

£2.15m fine following recycling worker fatality HSE inspector Stephen Garner explains the background to a fatal accident at a paper recycling plant. On 30 January 2020, 32-year-old Dean Atkinson was returning from the employee welfare cabins to his workstation on the picking line at Ward Recycling’s paper recycling plant in County Durham, England. Dean needed […]

Week Commencing 02/10/2023 – In The News

Explosion at Oxfordshire recycling plant after lightning strike A lightning strike has caused a huge gas explosion at a food waste recycling plant in Oxfordshire. Witnesses reported seeing a fireball light up the night sky after the blast at the Severn Trent Green Power Plant at Cassington, north of Oxford. The company said the strike […]

Important Update on Wood Waste Handling Regulations

The Environment Agency (EA) has officially announced the discontinuation of ‘Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250,’ which is in effect from September 1, 2023. This decision is expected to bring about alterations in the regulations governing the management of waste wood within the construction and demolition (C&D) sector. What’s changing? ‘RPS 250’ currently permits the transportation […]

Week Commencing 05/06/2023 – In The News

Woodworking businesses targeted on HSE inspections to tackle occupational lung disease Many woodworking businesses are ‘endangering workers’ lives’ by not implementing measures required to prevent or control exposure to wood dust says the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Supported by HSE’s Dust Kills campaign, which provides free advice to businesses and workers on the control […]

Safety Spotlight: Environmental Awareness & Resource Efficiency

As part of June’s Hazard of the Month, Carbon Emissions, we’re highlighting two key areas: Environmental Awareness and Resource Efficiency. Environmental Awareness Proof of environmental training is becoming increasingly in-demand by principal contractors and SSIPs, as environmental issues take a more prominent place in the selection of suppliers and contractors, and the planning of works. The built environment currently accounts […]

Week Commencing 24/04/2023 – In The News

Nearly £50 million boost for safer roads Drivers, passengers and cyclists across England will benefit from a £47.5 million injection into enhancing the safety of some of the most high-risk roads in England, the Department for Transport confirmed earlier this month. Through the third round of the Safer Roads Fund, 27 new schemes will be […]

12 Months On and the Carbon Management System

In June 2021 I wrote a blog describing the scale of climate crisis and actions SME’s can take. 12 months have passed and I’ve found myself asking – is the outlook any brighter? A few moments of reflection and trawling through notes of events since, I’m sure I could be forgiven for feeling a little […]

Top 10 Tips for Improving Resource Efficiency In The Workplace

Improving resource efficiency in the workplace is one of the most effective ways a company can decrease waste and reduce their environmental impact. It also gives them an opportunity to lower costs and increase profits by using the resources they have available to their full potential. Keep reading to find out our top 10 tips […]

Safety Spotlight: Environmental Awareness & Resource Efficiency

As part of June’s Hazard of the Month, Environmental, we’re highlighting two key areas: Environmental Awareness and Resource Efficiency. Environmental Awareness Many SSIPs and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires have been increasing their focus on environmental issues – often asking for proof of environmental training undertaken by staff. Everyone in an organisation, both employees and management, can make a difference […]

Week Commencing 07/02/2022 – In The News

Government to make it illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving ‘under any circumstance’ New mobile phone laws, making it illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving under virtually any circumstance, will come into force on 25 March. The move follows a follows public consultation which found that 81% of people […]