RRC’s FREE Technical Updates

Tech Updates ButtonRRC’s Technical Updates are user-friendly guides to topical pieces of health, safety and environmental law and guidance. Produced by RRC’s tutor team primarily to update students on important and/or complex legislative changes, these guides are also popular with busy practitioners, for whom they are a quick and easy way to keep abreast of the latest changes.

ISO 14001:2015

Guidance on the revised Environmental Management System (EMS) standard ISO 14001:2015

EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits 2005 (2nd Edition, Published 2011)

“What is that strange smell?? “What is that mist in the air”? Have you ever asked yourself that at work? You then wonder if it is likely to do you any harm. If this is the case, then this update to EH40 should be your latest reading!

BS ISO 45001:2018

The new standard BS ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems - Requirements with guidance for use, came into force in March 2018, replacing BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational health and safety management systems - requirements, to address the need for a truly global harmonised health and safety management system.

HSE Joke Book

A light-hearted look at Health & Safety in RRC International's very own Joke Book.

HSG65: Managing for Health and Safety, 3rd Edition, 2013

HSG65 is a UK management system model that is more than 20 years old. It is well known (in safety circles at least) both in the UK and internationally. The new, 3rd edition, published in 2013, has an apparently radically revised structure. But for those of you who were familiar with the previous editions, it is worth first taking a look at how the old and new relate.

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)

On 1 October 2013 the new RIDDOR came into force. These Regulations revoke (completely remove) the 1995 Regulations of the same names and the amendments of 2012. The general requirements of the Regulations remain unchanged in that they require that certain work-related events have to be reported to the 'relevant enforcement authority' by the 'responsible person'.

Guidance on the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2015

The revised set of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing the previous 2007 version (CDM 2007). The changes are significant and apply to all building and construction projects, regardless of the size, duration and nature of the work

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 - What You Need to Know

Despite decades of legislative control, asbestos still represents a significant health hazard, particularly for those who have to work with the material. The revised Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 have introduced additional requirements for certain types of work with asbestos. This Technical Update provides a handy guide to the changes and what you need to do to comply.

ISO19011: 2011 - Call in the Auditors

ISO19011 provides guidance on the principles of auditing management systems – whether for quality or the environment. This Technical Update provides a really useful introduction to management systems and information on the latest edition of the Standard.

The Dark Side of Tanning: Regulation on the Use of Sunbeds

After many years of reliance on good practice guidance, the UK has recently resorted to legislation to control the use of sunbeds; the Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 came into force in April 2011. In this short guide we will consider the requirement for this type of legislation and some of the key details. There's also some information on staying safe in the sun - for those of you not interested in artificial tanning.

PAS 1010: Guidance on the Management of Psychosocial Risks in the Workplace

Stress, violence, harassment (included bullying) are known collectively as psychological risks. Unlike many other risks, they can be nebulous and intractable when it comes to trying to tackle them.

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations came into force in 2002, although recent high profile prosecutions would suggest that organisations still don't fully understand their responsibilities and legal obligations. This short guide will provide you with the key information you need about DSEAR, including what constitutes a 'dangerous substance' and the precautions employers are required to implement in order to control these risks.

The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010

The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010 came into force on the 27th April 2010. Essentially, they require employers to take suitable precautions in order to reduce the risk of workers suffering ill-health effects as a result of exposure to harmful sources of artificial optical radiation. This guide outlines the sources of artificial optical radiation which are likely to cause harm and summarises all the key information you need to know.
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