LRD Booklets July 2011

Health and safety law 2011

Introduction (1877 words)

Health and Safety Law 2011 is being published at a time of tremendous uncertainty for workers in the face of a determined assault by ...

1. The structure and enforcement of health and safety law (5968 words)

A series of important policy announcements have been made in relation to health and safety since this booklet was last published in July 2010. ...

2. The management of health and safety at work (4134 words)

u A new voluntary online register, known as the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants register, was launched in March 2011. Qualified consultants are invited ...

3. Safety reps and safety committees (3911 words)

u RMT health and safety rep Eamonn Lynch won his claim for automatic unfair dismissal against London Underground. The tribunal concluded that Lynch had ...

4. The workplace and the working environment (4474 words)

u The HSE ended its review of workplace temperature, concluding that there was no justification for active regulation and opting instead for improved joint ...

5. Hazardous substances (6801 words)

u In February 2011, care home Palms Row Healthcare in Sheffield was fined £15,000 plus costs after an 80-year-old resident, registered blind and suffering ...

6. Equipment at work (3748 words)

u In March 2011, construction workers’ union UCATT called on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to take action after becoming increasingly alarmed that ...

7. Physical hazards at work (6408 words)

u The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has added two new learning tools to its Noise web page: Noise hearing loss — what’s it ...

8. Hours of work (6114 words)

u TUC annual statistics on unpaid overtime show a record 5.26 million people in the UK working unpaid overtime in 2010, the highest since ...

9. Occupational health, information and reporting (3750 words)

u In September 2010, NHS Plus, the occupational health division of the NHS, announced a decision to “rebrand” itself, separating into two divisions: a ...

10. Stress, bullying and violence (3973 words)

u In the TUC’s 2010 biennial survey of safety reps, nearly two-thirds of reps identified stress in the top five problems faced by their ...

Further information (476 words)

All Regulations made since 1988 can be downloaded from the website at: www.legislation.gov.uk/ using the Statutory Instrument (SI) number or code and the year ...