Regulation and offences

Regulation and offences guidance:

Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos and make it clear...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Penalties The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, s 15 (‘HSWA 1974’). They are an example...

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TitleDirective 2012/18/EU of the European parliament and of the council of 4 July 2012 on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances (Seveso...

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The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH 2015), SI 2015/483, aim to prevent major work place accidents occurring and put in place controls, so that...

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Industrial diseases The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), SI 2002/2677, is one of the most important health and safety laws for any...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001 (the English Regulations), SI 2001/2954 and the Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Oil Storage)...

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This Practice Note looks at the requirements under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (2014 Regulations), SI 2014/1637 for operators of petrol filling...

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This Practice Note provides a summary of the prosecutions for health and safety offences brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Office of Rail and Road...

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General duties An operator or owner of an offshore oil and gas installation is required to comply with its health and safety duties under the Health and Safety at Work...

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Background and purpose In addition to the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 there is a further set of regulations which applies to owners and operators of offshore...

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Background The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) issues licenses and terms for exploration and production of oil and gas in the UK and on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) in...

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Background An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an assessment of an independent project’s likely significant environmental effects. See: Environmental impact...

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Under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974), a number of general duties are imposed to ensure the health and safety of employees and non-employees while...

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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector This Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11 pm on 31 January...

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What is RIDDOR? Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, SI 2013/1471 (RIDDOR) is a regulation which requires employers and others in...

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The Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the magistrates’ courts and Crown Courts in England and Wales for the unauthorised...

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The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) applies to employers and self employed persons. The Sentencing Council (SC) produces guidance on sentencing for...

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