The Workforce Wellbeing Charter, promoted by Public Health England (PHE) provides employers, from micro through to large organisations, with the guidance and information to improve the health of their employees from within the workplace. Businesses in all sectors can follow the steps set out in the Charter, on a systematic basis, to help introduce initial adjustments that can evolve into sustainable cultural change. In turn this can bring about a transformation in the way the organisation as a whole performs.
BS OHSAS 18001 Is Due to be Replaced by ISO 45001, But Don’t Worry – There’s Plenty of Time and Help is at Hand!
BS OHSAS 18001 is the current British Standard for occupational health & safety management that enables an organisation to design and set up a comprehensive system that encompasses its responsibilities for health & safety.
A joint consultation paper, issued in 2010 by the Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission, set out proposals for the review and reform of the UK law on level crossings with the aim of simplifying and modernising the current legal framework. The consultation period has now closed and the outcome is anticipated (www.lawcom.gov.uk/levelcrossings consultation.htm).
As from April 2009, in a drive to coordinate services and reduce costs, over forty local authorities are due to be replaced by nine unitary councils in Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Durham, Northumberland, Shropshire and Wiltshire.