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News ‐ Emergency Response & Preparedness

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Health and Safety Challenges Ahead Following Brexit

Health and safety regulations and laws are standardised across the EU but come December 2020 the UK will no longer be part of this European bloc.

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Safety Measures to Consider Where Offshore Work Is Concerned

According to BloombergNEF (BNEF), the worldwide investment in renewable energy in 2019 hit a record $282.2 billion, with $29.9 billion in offshore wind, an increase of 19 per cent on 2018.

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Germany And Scotland Look to Offshore Wind Green Hydrogen

The offshore wind industry in Germany are their government to issue tenders for additional offshore wind areas to help produce green hydrogen as quickly as possible.

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Planning Consent Granted for Norfolk Offshore Wind Farm

The Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm has been granted planning permission by the UK’s Planning Inspectorate, which means that development on the project can begin in earnest.

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2019/2020 Annual Workplace Fatality Figures Published

Annual figures for the number of work-related deaths in 2019/2020 have been published, revealing that 111 people were fatally injured at work between April 2019 and March 2020.

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Temperature Screening For Coronavirus ‘Unreliable’

Suppliers of thermal cameras have been told that they should not make any claims that relate directly to the diagnosis of covid-19.

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Will A No-Deal Brexit Overwhelm Local Emergency Response Teams?

A report has suggested that local emergency response teams could be overwhelmed by preparations for the impact of a no-deal Brexit because they’ve been left so exhausted by the pandemic.

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How Will Businesses Manage Ease of Lockdown Restrictions?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced lockdown will be eased slowly over the coming weeks, with outdoor markets and car showrooms set to open.

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Crisis Management Plans ‘Need to Address Long-term Affects’

Over the last few weeks, companies would have, no doubt, discovered holes in their crisis management plan, discovering challenges and problems they had not encountered before.

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Why Wait for a Crisis to Begin Managing It?

In the face of an organisational crisis which is made public, when should crisis management begin and who should they turn to handle a major crisis?

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Why Covid-19 Provides a Perfect Business Case for Emergency Plans

While most companies considered themselves to be resilient, safe and forward-thinking, this pandemic has made many reassess their emergency response plans.

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COVID-19 Highlights Importance of Business Continuity Plans

A business continuity plan is an absolute must for companies across all industries and sectors and the current situation only amplifies this.

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Infection Prevention & Control Guidance For Coronavirus

The government has now updated its COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidance, which could prove particularly useful for any organisations looking to review their risk assessments.

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Construction Begins On World Largest Offshore Wind Farm

UK energy company SSE Renewable has announced that onshore construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farms has begun

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How Robust Is Your Emergency Response Plan?

An emergency response plan is an essential aspect of good governance and should cover a variety of scenarios and elements of your company.

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Calls For Government To Put Health And Safety At Top Of Agenda

The new Employment Bill that was announced in the Queen’s Speech but many in the health and safety sector want to see more detail about what it will contain.