This page brings together the latest news and blogs for charity facilities managers.
New regulations on storing petrol
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:
Thehe agency that records all land and property information in England and Wales, the Land Registry, could be sold off as part of the government’s efforts to raise funds from selling state assets.
The Land Registry has recorded property data since 1862. It the most comprehensive source of information property prices. Its data is closely monitored by economists and its information on sale prices are used by online property portals.