Archive for September, 2014

Regulation (EU) 991/2014 (OJ:L279/1/2014) amending Annex 3 to Regulation (EC) 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels for fosetyl in or on certain products

This Regulation amends Annex 3 of Regulation (EC) 396/2005 on maximum residue levels (MRL) of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin.
The amendment replaces a section on pesticide residues and maximum levels relating to fosetyl.
Legislative background
The residue definition for monitoring applicable to fosetyl comprises the…

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Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014 Chapter 6

This Act came into force on 30 July 2014 and applies to Wales only.
Scope
This Act sets out the:

establishment of the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales;
making of orders which set the terms and conditions for persons employed in agriculture in Wales (“agricultural workers”); and
enforcement for such terms and conditions.

The only relevant…

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Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order SI 2014/2418

This Order came into force on 1 October 2014 and applies to England, Scotland and Wales.
It is made in accordance with the Employment Rights Act 1996 and prescribes certain people and bodies to whom a worker can make protected disclosures of information.
It revokes and replaces the previous Public Interest Disclosure…

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Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014 Chapter 6

This Act came into force on 30 July 2014 and applies to Wales only.
Scope
This Act sets out the:

establishment of the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales;
making of orders which set the terms and conditions for persons employed in agriculture in Wales (“agricultural workers”); and
enforcement for such terms and conditions.

The only relevant…

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Recycling firm fined after employee almost loses leg

An employee almost lost his right leg when it was crushed in machinery at a recycling factory in Swinton.

Roydon Polythene (Exports) Ltd have since appeared in court and have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Investigation into the firm found that workers at Junction Eco Park were being put in danger when they attempted to remove blockages from the system.

On 26 September Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard that the injured worker had been attempting to eliminate a blockage in a sorting machine for glass.

On 16 October 2014, the employee was raised more than four metres above the ground in a movable elevating work platform. This allowed him to climb onto a conveyor belt and clear the blockage. As he was trying to clear the jam, his leg was dragged into the machinery and became trapped.

While emergency services attempted to cut him free the employee remained trapped for two hours. Multiple operations were required to save his leg and almost a year after the terrible accident doctors still do not know if the 41 year old will ever regain full use of his leg again.

It was not a one off incident that led to the accident, and the court was told it was standard practice for workers to climb on the conveyor belt to unjam obstructions in the machinery. There was also nothing to stop workers falling off the conveyor belts, although this breach had not yet led to any serious injuries.

The recycling firm from Swinton, Roydon Polythene (Exports) Ltd, were fined £10 000 and ordered to pay £1 221 in prosecution costs after pleading guilty to breaches to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations SI 1998/2306 and the Work at Height Regulations SI 2005/735.

The firm failed to prevent access to hazardous parts of machinery and also failed to put measures in place to stop workers falling from a height.

HSE Inspector, Jackie Worrall, felt the injury was avoidable and explained:  “A worker has suffered severe injuries that will affect him for the rest of his life because his employer failed in its duty to ensure he stayed safe at work.

This wasn’t a one-off incident. Instead, workers were routinely expected to climb onto the conveyor belt to clear blockages from an unguarded part of the machine, putting their lives at risk. It was therefore almost inevitable that someone would be injured, either by becoming trapped in the machine or falling to the ground below.”

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Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order SI 2014/2418

This Order came into force on 1 October 2014 and applies to England, Scotland and Wales.
It is made in accordance with the Employment Rights Act 1996 and prescribes certain people and bodies to whom a worker can make protected disclosures of information.
It revokes and replaces the previous Public Interest Disclosure…

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Regulation (EU) 991/2014 (OJ:L279/1/2014) amending Annex 3 to Regulation (EC) 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels for fosetyl in or on certain products

This Regulation amends Annex 3 of Regulation (EC) 396/2005 on maximum residue levels (MRL) of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin.
The amendment replaces a section on pesticide residues and maximum levels relating to fosetyl.
Legislative background
The residue definition for monitoring applicable to fosetyl comprises the…

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Vehicle Drivers (Certificate of Professional Competence) (Amendment) Regulations SI 2014/2264

These Regulations came into force on 26 September 2014 and apply to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
They make minor technical amendments to the Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) Regulations SI 2007/605 on the initial qualification and periodic training of bus and lorry drivers.
The amendments include:

changes to definitions;
alterations to…

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Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations SI 2013/1237

These Regulations came fully into force on 29 July 2013 and apply to England, Scotland and Wales.
Provisions on citation and commencement, interpretation and practice directions came into force on 1 July 2013.
These Regulations replace the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations SI 2004/1861 and the existing rules of…

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Vehicle Drivers (Certificate of Professional Competence) (Amendment) Regulations SI 2014/2264

These Regulations came into force on 26 September 2014 and apply to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
They make minor technical amendments to the Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) Regulations SI 2007/605 on the initial qualification and periodic training of bus and lorry drivers.
The amendments include:

changes to definitions;
alterations to…

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