A body of elected members, officers or other local representatives that oversees the policy and service delivery of a fire and rescue service.
They are established by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, which sets out their powers and functions, including securing the services for its area of such a fire brigade and such equipment as may be necessary to meet efficiently all normal requirements and arranging for the efficient training of the members of the fire brigade. In two tier areas, the fire authority is the county council while in London it is the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, a body of the Greater London Authority.
Sustainable development—the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 Background to the Future Generations Act When first introduced in 2012, the Bill which became the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (WFG(W) 2015) was labelled the 'Sustainable Development Bill', and that title gives some indication of its broad purpose. According to the First Minister, it was renamed the 'Future Generations Bill' in July 2013 to reflect some change in emphasis to include ideas of the social and economic aspects of sustainable development. Green groups argued that the change of name signalled a move away from environmental sustainability objectives set out in early consultations. The emphasis on sustainable development in Welsh Government is not new. The Government of Wales Act 2006, s 79 places a duty on Welsh Government Ministers to establish a scheme setting out how they propose, in the exercise of their functions, to promote sustainable development. The Welsh Government's sustainable development scheme, 'One Wales: One Planet', sets out the National Assembly for Wale's (the Assembly) approach to sustainable development. Launched in 2009, it defines 'sustainable development' in Wales as follows: Sustainable development means enhancing the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of people and communities, achieving a better quality of life for our own and future generations in ways which promote social justice and equality of opportunity; and enhance the natural and cultural environment and respect its
Summary of key health and safety regulations for employment lawyers Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1348) apply in relation to the carriage of dangerous goods: • by road • by rail • by inland waterway but only to the extent relating to the training and examination system for safety advisers and the connected issuing and renewal of vocational training certificates Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/51) cover the management of health, safety and welfare when carrying out construction projects. The Regulations place duties on clients, designers, contractors and workers in respect of all construction projects. The definition of 'construction work' is extremely wide, bringing many minor repair and maintenance activities within the scope of the Regulations. Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/632) contain detailed requirements relating to work with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). Some types of asbestos work may only be carried out by organisations holding an appropriate licence but even where this is not the case, strict precautions must be taken. Many employers will be affected by the duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises contained in Regulation 4. An assessment must be carried out of the possible presence of ACMs in the premises and also their
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Is a worker who is ‘on call’ from Monday morning to Sunday evening one week each month entitled to an eleven-hour rest period in every 24-hour period during that period of on-call work? Consideration should be given to: • the right to a daily rest period • the meaning of ‘working time’ • whether time spent ‘on call’ is working time • whether any exception to the right to daily rest break applies The right to a daily rest period Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR 1998), SI 1998/1833, a worker is entitled to a rest period of not less than eleven consecutive hours in any twenty-four hour period. The eleven hours do not have to be in the same day; so if the worker leaves work at 11 pm on Monday, they can start work at 10 am on the Tuesday, as they will have had eleven consecutive hours off (WTR 1998, SI 1998/1833, reg 10). A 'rest period' means a period which is not ‘working time’, other than a rest break or leave to which the worker is entitled under WTR 1998, SI 1998/1833. Rest periods are therefore simply periods free from working obligations between successive periods of working time. Contrast a rest 'break' which is a period within a period of working time during which the worker is freed from the obligations of work (WTR 1998, SI 1998/1833, reg
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72. Fire and rescue authorities. The Local Government Act 1985 established for each metropolitan county1 a body corporate to be known by the name of that county with the addition of the words 'Fire and Rescue Authority'2. The authorities established by these provisions are known as metropolitan county fire and rescue authorities3. Each metropolitan county fire and rescue authority consists of members of the constituent councils4 appointed by them to be members of the authority5. At his request, a police and crime commissioner whose area is the same as, or contains
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