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New Petroleum Regulations

Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014

Are you aware that the legislation on storing petrol is changing?  Although existing health and safety responsibilities will remain the same, the new Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 will come into effect on 1 October 2014 and replace existing petrol storage legislation which will be withdrawn. Further information can be found here http://www.hse.gov.uk/fireandexplosion/petroleum-regulations-2014.pdf

Helping hand

Good Samaritan Bill

Legislation is being introduced next year to protect “Good Samaritans” who are acting for “the common good”.

The Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill has been developed to reassure first aiders and voluntary workers that they cannot be sued for accidents that happen when they are attending to those who need help or are in distress. There was concern that people were being deterred from taking part in voluntary activities, helping others or intervening in emergencies due to worries about risk and liability.   Read more