Energy Security Bill: Legislation Summary

The Energy Security Bill was introduced to Parliament in July 2022. This 346-page bill has been designed to increase the resilience and reliability of energy systems across the UK, support the delivery of the UK’s climate change commitments, and reform the UK’s energy system while minimising costs to consumers and protecting them from unfair pricing. This Legislation Summary explains who this legislation applies to, when it changed, what it means and what’s changed.

This download is available for free until 31st August 2022.

Stress in the Workplace: Directors Briefing

The HSE definition of work-related stress is: “The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work”. If stress becomes too excessive and prolonged, mental and physical ill health may develop. Line managers play a crucial role in supporting staff that experience distress and/or mental health problems and are the first official contact between the employer and the individual. This Directors Briefing takes you through the legal duties, signs of stress, recommendations for employers, effects of work-related stress, guidelines to help employees and case law.

This free download is available until 31st August 2022.

Fire Hazards: Employee Factsheet

A fire hazard is something that could cause or increase the likelihood of a fire or smoke occurring. It can involve a flame, increase the probability of an uncontrolled fire occurring, or increase the severity of a fire. Our employee factsheet takes you through the three components of a fire, what you can do to take away these elements, identifying the risks, and controlling them.

This free download is available until 31st August 2022.

Safety Culture Directors Briefing

Organisational culture is the “way things are done” within an organisation. A poor safety culture has been attributed to the cause of some major accidents – for example, the Chernobyl disaster highlighted the importance of safety culture and the effect of managerial and human factors on safety performance. The term ‘safety culture’ was first used in 1986 and described as: “That assembly of characteristics and attitudes in organizations and individuals which establishes that, as an overriding priority, nuclear plant safety issues receive the attention warranted by their significance.”

This Directors Briefing takes you through the key aspects of an effective safety culture, why it’s important, what makes a just and fair safety culture and a case study.

This download is available for free until 31st August 2022.

Your Carbon Footprint Toolbox Talk

The term ‘carbon footprint’ means the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions you (as a person or organisation) are responsible for. This Toolbox Talk takes you through what you should know, the action to take, how to reduce our carbon footprint, how employees can get involved, the Kyoto Protocol and relevant legislation and resources.

This document is part of our Environment & Energy Module | Available until 31st August 2022

Reforming Fire Safety: Round Up

In May, the government announced comprehensive plans for the fire reform agenda and introduced a package of fire safety measures. Amongst the announcement came the commencement of the Fire Safety Act, the introduction of the Fire Safety Regulations 2022, a series of informative factsheets, and consultations seeking views to finalise plans for further changes. With so much information to digest, our Reforming Fire Safety Round Up provides you with a comprehensive overview of this important content.

Building Safety Act

Building Safety Act 2022 Legislation Update eBook

On 28 April 2022, the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent to become the Building Safety Act 2022. After months of debate and amendment, the Bill completed all the parliamentary stages in both Houses and has become an Act of Parliament. Described as ‘an important milestone’, the 264-page Act aims to pave the way for major change in the way residential buildings are constructed and maintained in the UK while protecting the rights of leaseholders. This eBook provides you with a comprehensive update on the Act.

Legislation Update for April 2022

The Barbour Legislation Update for April 2022 eBook is your all-in-one guide to help you understand new laws, standards and regulatory changes from the last few months. You will get summaries of recent updates, what legislation is coming into force, a round-up of this year so far, key consultations and notable prosecutions. Ensure that you’re up to date and compliant with your obligations in health and safety, employment law, environment and energy, COVID-19, fire safety and more.