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Changing PPE Regulations

A recent post on the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) website highlights how it has been widely reported that the original PPE Directive has been replaced by a new PPE Regulation. There is now a two year transition period for Member States to prepare for the introduction of this new Regulation.

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Work halted on Olympic projects over safety fears

Work on the Olympic Park and Village in Rio de Janeiro has been halted over fears for the safety of workers, Reuters has reported.

With less than three months to go until the start of the games on 5 August, officials who reviewed work on a television tower in the Olympic park and digging work at the Olympic village have shut down operations at those and two other sites.

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CDM breach after contractor fails to follow plan

A Nottinghamshire demolition company has been fined for safety failings following a report to HSE.

Leicester Magistrates’ Court heard how Prodem Demolition and Asbestos Limited were removing tiles from a domestic property when they were reported to the HSE for unsafe work at height activity.

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