24th January 2017

EU consultation on changes to the Combined Transport Directive

The European Commission is consulting on proposed improvements to the Combined Transport Directive (92/106/EEC).  This directive was published in 1992 and a number of problems have been identified including definition, non-effective incentives and problems with implementation and monitoring. In addition, the provisions relating to transport documents are outdated making it difficult for industry to prove and authorities to control eligibility. Consultation closes 23rd April.

19th January 2017

MCA Consultation on small passenger ship bridge visibility

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is consulting on proposed changes to the small passenger ship bridge visibility requirements (which are currently implemented via Merchant Shipping (Bridge Visibility) (Small Passenger Ships) Regulations 2005. Consultation closes 7th February.



21st December 2016

HSE consulting on safety strategy for quarries

HSE is consulting on a safety strategy for thew quarry industry.  Comments should be sent  by email to Roy Bush on by 31 January 2017

Three key aspects are • Reducing cases of occupational lung disease by better control of exposure to respirable crystalline silica • Preventing high-hazard, low-probability events which could harm workers and the public • Maintaining and applying the right levels of competence and leadership