Aspects and Impacts Register

Whilst it is not a legal requirement to have an aspects and impacts register, if you are working towards ISO 14001 or already have a formal Environmental Management System (EMS) in place, it is one of the core infrastructure documents of the system.

The register is a very useful document when establishing an EMS, as it helps to identify legislation applicable to operations, determine risks and opportunities associated with operations and thus identify where control measures need to be put into place. It therefore needs to be accurate and comprehensive.

To download this register document and learn more, simply fill out the form below.

Barbour Climate Change

The Environment Bill 2020

The Environment Bill, which aims to tackle climate change and protect and restore the natural environment, was initially brought before the House of Commons in October but was delayed due to the General Election and subsequent EU withdrawal negotiations.

It returned to Parliament on 30 January, and the re-introduced version features two new commitments from the October readings, namely:

• A ban on exporting plastic to developing countries;
• A two-yearly review of significant developments in international legislation on the environment.

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has said the Bill “sets a gold standard for improving air quality, protecting nature, increasing recycling and cutting down on plastic waste.”

The frameworks detailed in the Bill replace the UK’s current obligations under EU law.

To download this summary document and learn more, simply fill out the form below.

United Arab Emirates Health and Safety Legislation

This guide outlines how health and safety legislation is applied within occupational work environments in the United Arab Emirates.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is made up of seven member emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah). It operates under a two-tier legal framework where federal law applies to all seven emirates, and local laws apply only to the emirate in which they are enacted. Each of the seven emirates has its own government, which functions in tandem with the federal government.

Director’s Briefing: Implementing BS EN ISO 14001

Environmental issues have come to the forefront in recent years with greater awareness amongst legislators, insurers, financiers, shareholders, customers, employees and neighbours.

Concern for the environment has forced the international community to look at ways of reducing the impact on the environment to ensure it is protected for future generations.

These have mainly taken the form of legislation and regulations.

Breaches of such legislation and disregard for the environment generally are becoming costly in terms of liability, publicity and health.

So BS EN ISO 14001 is relevant to every organisation including…

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A Barbour Guide: Sustainability

This useful guide covers what the British Standards Institute (BSI) defines Sustainability as “an enduring, balanced approach to economic activity, environmental responsibility and social progress.”

Many organisations deal with environmental, social and economic issues separately. There is significant overlap between these elements and where all of these elements cross over is considered to be Sustainable Development.

Environment and energy legislation update for October 2019 and beyond

This guide looks back at environment, energy, Brexit and much more, helping you to stay up to date with all the latest environmental and energy legislation changes this October in one handy document.

Health and Safety Legislation update for October 2019

This guide looks back at health, safety, Brexit, key cases, looking forwards and much more, helping you to stay up to date with all the latest health and safety legislation changes this October in one handy document.

Manual Handling

Manual Handling in the Workplace: Employee Factsheet

According to the Office of National Statistics, 469,000 workers suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (either new or long-standing) in 2017/18. It is also estimated that 6.6 million working days were lost due to such disorders in 2017/18. This employee factsheet includes: What is manual handling?, Good handling techniques, Considerations for manual handling and employee responsibilities.

Tower fire

Fire Strategy – A Director’s Briefing

A strategy is defined as “a carefully devised plan of action to achieve a goal, or the art of developing or carrying out such a plan.” In essence a Fire Strategy is just that.

This ‘Director’s Briefing’ provides an overview of the need to know information for creating a fire safety strategy for your organisation. It provides; Key need to know information, How to enforce authority, A case law example and legislative information.

Fire sprinkler

A technical guide to sprinkler systems

Sprinkler systems are designed to control fires at a very early stage in their development and not necessarily to halt the advance of an already established fire.

This guide provides an overview of the need-to-know information for sprinklers including; The legal requirements, More information about sprinkler systems, Key actions, Key terms and more.

CCTV cameras

The Barbour guide to security

This security guide outlines the basics of commercial security for property managers, facilities managers and small-business owners.It covers; Businesses’ legal obligations, How to control risks through site access, manned guarding, risk assessment, assignment instruction, objectives of the security officer, how to source security services, Pedestrian routes around site, Impact on means of escape, Construction and refurbishment, unauthorised visitors, Terrorism and bomb threats, Key actions to protect your site & Case studies on arson and a terror attack.

Business Continuity

Business continuity: A director’s briefing

Business continuity is defined as ‘the planning and preparation of a company to make sure it overcomes serious incidents or disasters and resumes its normal operations within a reasonably short period’

This document covers; Why is business continuity management important, What areas should be considered, Business impact assessments, Business continuity plans and information on relevant legislation.