REHIS News

Council Mini-Buses Converted to Mobile COVID Testing Units

Two Glasgow City Council mini-buses have been converted into mobile COVID testing units which will offer rapid tests to people without symptoms.

Changes to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

HSE is consulting on changes to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992  (PPER) 1992. 

The aim of the consultation is to understand the impact on stakeholders and businesses of extending the scope of the employers’ duties under the PPER to workers and not only employees.

Circularity Scotland

Circularity Scotland now have responsibility of the development of the Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme.

Circularity Scotland was appointed as the scheme administrator for the deposit return scheme in March 2021. They will take on the responsibility for operational aspects and day-to-day management of the scheme for producers who appoint them to act on their behalf.

Advice on high temperatures in the workplace

With temperatures soaring in parts of Britain this week, make sure you have the right advice and guidance to work safely.

It is important to remember the risks of overheating when working in hot conditions.

Clean Air Day 2021 declared a success

Clean Air Day 2021, coordinated by Environmental Protection Scotland (EPS) on behalf of the Scottish Government, has been declared the most successful campaign in its five-year history with 190 participating organisations and individuals, including 20 Scottish local authorities. EPS Policy and Communications Officer John Bynorth recaps on the activities that occurred across the Nation.

Food Standards Scotland has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Food Business Operators and their Employees

Food Standards Scotland have updated its guidance for food business operators (FBOs) and their employees on 19 July.

A summary of the changes in the update are as follows:

  • Removal of FACTS 
  • Changing of physical distancing requirements in line with Scottish Government restrictions 
  • Deletions of outdated text and consolidation of repetition, with editing of headings for easier readability 

Scottish Government publishes new air quality strategy

The Scottish Government has published a new strategy, setting out Scotland’s air quality framework for the next five years. 

HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures for 2020/21

The provisional data released shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21.

In statistical terms the number of fatalities has remained broadly level in recent years – the average annual number of workers killed at work over the five years 2016/17-2020/21 is 136.

Launch of consultation on licensing order for short term lets

Consultation on the details of a licensing scheme for short term lets will take place over seven weeks this summer.

Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison has announced the publication of a draft licensing order for consultation, ahead of laying the final legislation at the Scottish Parliament in September.

Actions underway to clean up Scotland’s busiest bathing water

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), South Ayrshire Council and Scottish Water are collaborating to clean up the water at one of Scotland’s busiest bathing waters, Ayr (South Beach) ahead of a unique ‘staycation’ summer.

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