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1 September 2020 A look ahead to the new Building Safety Regulator planned for 2021

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has just announced a new inquiry to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Bill for the Building Safety Regulator (“BSR”). Measures contained in the Bill are likely to come into force in 2021.

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28 February 2020 ACAS publishes new advice on handling coronavirus at work

ACAS has issued guidance for employers in order to deal with sick pay, quarantined staff and staff who are reluctant to come into work due to fears of catching coronavirus.

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12 February 2020 Should heading the ball be banned in football?

A report by experts from the University of Glasgow looking at deaths caused by neurodegenerative disease in former professional footballers in Scotland.

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9 December 2019 UK universities receive fire and safety complaints

Statistics released by Eaton indicate that 1 in 4 Universities have received complaints about fire safety issues or building evacuation procedures from students, staff or members of the public in the last 5 years.

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3 December 2019 Care Charitable Trust fined after Resident suffers fatal fall

Nazareth Care Charitable Trust which operates a care home in Bonnyrigg, Scotland, recently received a fine after a resident at one of its care homes suffered a fatal injury after falling down a flight of stairs.

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29 November 2019 Deadline for registration for all operators and pilots of drones – midnight today!

Mandatory registration under the Drone Safe Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service starts at 00.00 on 30 November 2019.

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22 November 2019 Does Ossett United FC’s decision open the floodgates for claims by injured sports players?

Ossett United FC is a football club based in Yorkshire, playing in the Northern Premier League. On 12 November 2019, they lost a claim for damages brought by Rees Welsh, a semi-professional player from an opposing team.

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12 November 2019 University animal research workers suffer adverse health effects

The University of Edinburgh has been fined £10,000 for allowing animal research workers to be exposed to laboratory animal allergens “LAA”.

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6 November 2019 Annual Injury and Ill-Health Statistics for Great Britain: still too high?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual report detailing the number of injuries and incidents of ill-health in workplaces across Great Britain, and its statistics show that this number is too high.

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The absence of a Manual Handling Risk Assessment is not fatal to your defence

The Court of Appeal considered the employer’s liability for an employee’s injury after failure to risk assess a manual handling operation.

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