The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (‘Regulations’) come into force on 1 June 2020 and impose new electrical safety duties for landlords of specified residential premises in England.
The Government has published sector specific guidance to employers on best practice to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.
Whilst the Government has extended the restrictions put in place to combat COVID-19, it is never too early to start planning to return to work.
The Environment Agency has issued a regulatory position statement (RPS C2) in respect of exceeding waste storage limits on permitted sites because of COVID-19.
HMRC has provided new landfill tax guidance to landfill operators during the coronavirus restrictions. HMRC are aware that coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to have an operational impact on landfill sites and has been discussing potential impacts with our customers.
The Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum has issued new guidance for waste operations during the Coronavirus restrictions.
The Health and Safety Executive has provide guidance on first aid provision during the current coronavirus restrictions.
With the closure of many schools due to the coronavirus situation, the Health and Safety Executive has requested that the farming community be extra vigilant on keeping children safe who may be at home on farms.
The Health and Safety Executive has provided updated guidance in respect of fit testing face masks during the current coronavirus situation.
The Health and Safety Executive has provided new guidance in respect of driver welfare and drivers’ hours during the current coronavirus situation.
Driver access to welfare facilities
All drivers must have access to welfare facilities in the premises they visit as part of their work.
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