Ian Hart

Editor, Safety & Health Practitioner

October 12, 2020

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October legislation update from SHP includes latest from Fire Safety and Building Safety bills

IFSEC Global’s sister title, Safety & Health Practitioner (SHP), has launched its latest free legislation ebook, providing guidance on everything from the latest coronavirus advice to updates on the incoming fire safety legislation from the UK Government.

October 2020 Legislation eBookThe additional burdens and concerns caused to businesses because of legislative requirements, staffing and financial aspects of COVID-19 are well recognised. Despite these challenges, it is crucial that businesses continue to address, not just COVID-related health and safety issues, but health and safety issues in general and work to prevent injury or ill health, both to ensure compliance with regulations, and to also reduce the burden on health services already under severe pressures due to COVID-19. The ebook contains a wide array of the latest measures and guidance to support businesses in understanding the health and safety requirements from the virus.

Also included are the latest updates to the incoming fire safety and building safety legislation changes. The Fire Safety Bill, first announced in March, and Building Safety Bill are both set to come into force this year, and are currently in the final stages of parliamentary review.

What’s included in this health & Safety legislation update?

  • Latest COVID-19 measures;
  • COVID-19: Legislation supporting the latest guidelines;
  • The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020;
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme;
  • Assaults on Retail Workers (Offences) Bill 2019-21;
  • Fire safety and post-Grenfell safety regime;
  • Fire Safety Bill;
  • Building Safety Bill 2019-2020;
  • BS ISO 45003 Occupational health and safety management;
  • Brexit;
  • Environment legislation updates;
  • Latest health and safety fines and prosecutions.

Head over to SHP to download the legislation ebook.

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