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Fire Safety Act 2021 – Legislation Summary

The Fire Safety Act 2021 makes important changes to fire safety law for buildings that contain two or more sets of domestic premises in England or Wales. Our legislation summary of the #FireSafetyAct cuts through the legalese and gives you an easy-to-understand overview of what you need to know – from who it applies to when it changed and what it means.

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Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 – Toolbox Talk

If you have construction or building work carried out, the client for the work (normally your company or organisation for which the work is being undertaken) will have legal duties under CDM. Our Toolbox Talk takes you through what you need to do, legislation, and other resources.

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Environment Act 2021 – Legislation Summary

In England in November 2021, we saw a new Environment Act passed into UK law – and it’s being described as the most ground-breaking piece of environmental legislation in many years. But who does this Act apply to, what does it mean, and what’s changed? Our Legislation Summary of the Environment Act cuts through the legalese and gives you an easy-to-understand overview. It tells you plainly whether it applies to you and what it means for your organisation. You can download it here and get up to date.

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Building Safety Bill Round-Up 2021

Our Building Safety Bill Round-Up presents a comprehensive summary of key information about the Bill and explains some of the key terms and provisions it introduces. Download your free copy to get an in-depth round-up of: The background of the Bill, The buildings in scope, Who will be a dutyholder?, Accountable Persons and their statutory obligations, Residents, Building Safety Managers and Regulators, The gateways, The ‘golden thread’, Fire safety Order and the Building Safety Bill and much more.

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Fleet Management – Directors Briefing

According to HSE, over a quarter of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is driving as part of their work. Organisations, their directors and senior managers all carry a legal responsibility to ensure that journeys undertaken on behalf of their business can be undertaken safely. This Briefing takes you through key points, recommendations for employers, legal duties, case law and relevant resources.

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Environmental Management System – Directors Briefing

An environmental management system (EMS) is a structured and documented system to manage a business’s environmental performance and responsibilities. This Directors Briefing takes you through why you should have one, what it includes, the objectives, who needs to be involved, and relevant legislation.

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Legislation Update for October 2021

The Barbour Legislation Update for October 2021 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, environment, facilities management, fire safety and mental health.

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Manual Handling Employee Factsheet: Whiteboard Video

Manual handling involves the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving of a load. This includes pulling on a rope or lever, as well as directly handling the load. Bad manual handling techniques cause injury. Our whiteboard video takes you through good handling technique and considerations.

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Zero to Landfill – Employee Factsheet

Zero to Landfill is a concept where no waste streams go to landfill. Instead, materials are diverted to other uses. It fits within the current sustainability agenda, which is actively promoted across the globe. This Employee Factsheet covers the concept, the Government’s role, circular economy and closing the loop, relevant legislation, business benefits, and how you can help.

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Home Working: Directors Briefing

Home working is no longer a temporary fix. Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of all employees, including homeworkers. This Directors Briefing takes you through assessing the risks, common hazards, working from home in exceptional circumstances, employer responsibilities and more.

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Security – Employee Factsheet

When the security of an orqanisation is compromised, the outcome can be significant: loss of, and damage to, property, plant and equipment, business interruption, loss of data and harm to personnel or others. Having good security measures in place can help to protect the company’s business, its people, its assets and reputation.

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Directors Briefing: Violence in the Workplace

The Health and Safety Executive’s definition of work-related violence is: ‘Any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work’. Our Directors Briefing looks at key risk factors and recommendations for employers.