Workplace Report June 2018

Health & safety - HSE Monitor

Victory on working time

The High Court has ruled in favour of the FBU firefighters’ union and declared a duty system requiring firefighters to work 96-hour shifts unlawful. The case centred on the Close Proximity Crewing (CPC) system operated by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Last month’s judgment stated: “CPC in the form used in South Yorkshire does not and cannot operate in accordance with [Working Time] regulations.”