New global measurement standard for office buildings
A new standard that will bring transparency and consistency to global real estate markets has been launched.
The International Property Measurement Standard for Offices (IPMS for Office Buildings) is the result of a global effort to create a uniform method for measuring property. It is set to replace dozens of existing standards currently in use around the world.
A new law on storing petrol came into force at the beginning of October 2014.
Charities may well store petrol for mowers, vans or buses. It is easy to overlook a petrol can in a corner of a shed. But the HSE warns that petrol is highly flammable and can give off vapour which can easily be set on fire. This means there is always a risk of a fire and/or an explosion if there is any source of ignition nearby.
The new Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (PCR) apply to:
HSE launches new web resource to combat Occupational Disease
HSE has launched a new website to help organisations prevent work-related illnesses.
Occupational disease is a big problem: in 2011/12 there were an estimated 1.1 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, with around 450,000 new cases of work-related ill health. An estimated 12,000 deaths each year are caused by past exposures to harmful substances at work.
The focus of the new HSE campaign will be on two key priority areas: