Archive for August, 2015

Draft Merchant Shipping (Alcohol) (Prescribed Limits Amendment) Regulations

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Draft Merchant Shipping (Alcohol) (Prescribed Limits Amendment) Regulations

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Civil Aviation Authority announce restrictions on vintage jets following Shoreham Air Show tragedy

Following the tragedy of the Shoreham Air Show disaster on 22 August 2015, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has made the following statement on their website:

  • “as a precaution, on Saturday 22 August we took steps to ensure no further flights were made by Hawker Hunter aircraft – this temporary restriction remains in place;
  • flying displays over land by vintage jet aircraft will be significantly restricted until further notice. They will be limited to flypasts, which means ‘high energy’ aerobatics will not be permitted;
  • the CAA will conduct additional risk assessments on all forthcoming civil air displays to establish if additional measures should be introduced;
  • we commenced a full review of civil air display safety yesterday and held an initial meeting this morning.

The safety standards that must be met by all major civil air displays in the UK are among the very highest in the world and are regularly reviewed. All air display arrangements, including the pilots and aircraft, must meet rigorous safety requirements. Individual display pilots are only granted approval following a thorough test of their abilities.

The CAA will continue to offer every assistance to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) as it seeks to establish the cause of the accident. The CAA will also act promptly in response to any emerging indications from the AAIB’s investigation.

Further details will be provided in the coming days and we will continue to work with the industry to ensure the most appropriate action is taken as a result of this review.”

Cedrec's take

Our thoughts and sincerest condolences are with all victims, witnesses and their families.

The CAA's new restrictions will hopefully further reduce the risk of tragedies such as the Shoreham Air Show crash from occurring.

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New self-employed exemption guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new online guidance to help self-employed people understand the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations SI 2015/1583.

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations SI 2015/1583 specify the circumstances in which self-employed persons will be required to comply with their duty under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 to carry out their work in a way that makes sure that themselves and anyone else who may be affected by it are not exposed to risks to their health and safety.

They are the result of amendments made by the Deregulation Act 2015.

The HSE has estimated that health and safety law will no longer apply to 1.7 million self-employed people, such as novelists, journalists, graphic designers, accountants, confectioners, financial advisers and online traders.

The new guidance, found online at www.hse.gov.uk/self-employed, helps self-employed people decide whether health and safety legislation still applies to them under new requirements designed to exempt those who pose no risk to others.

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Regulation (EU) 995/2015 (OJ:L165/1/2015) amending Decision 2012/757/EU concerning the technical specification for interoperability relating to the “operation and traffic management” subsystem of the rail system in the European Union

This Regulation amends Decision 2012/757/EU on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the “operation and traffic management” subsystem of the rail system in the European Union.
The amendments are being made to keep technical specifications for interoperability (the TSIs) in line with technical progress, market trends and social requirements.
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Decision 2015/14/EU (OJ:L3/44/2015) amending Decision 2012/88/EU on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the control-command and signalling subsystems of the trans-European rail system

This Decision amends Decision 2012/88/EU, on the technical specification for interoperability (TSI) relating to the control-command and signalling subsystems of the trans-European rail system.
In particular, the amendments make changes to:

the title, making it “Decision 2012/88/EU on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the control-command and signalling subsystems”;
update and correct…

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Regulation (EU) 995/2015 (OJ:L165/1/2015) amending Decision 2012/757/EU concerning the technical specification for interoperability relating to the “operation and traffic management” subsystem of the rail system in the European Union

This Regulation amends Decision 2012/757/EU on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the “operation and traffic management” subsystem of the rail system in the European Union.
The amendments are being made to keep technical specifications for interoperability (the TSIs) in line with technical progress, market trends and social requirements.
Legislative background
Regulation…

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Regulation (EU) 1201/2015 (OJ:L195/37/2015) renewing the approval of the active substance fenhexamid in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation renews the approval on the active substance fenhexamid in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
The original approval was due to end on 31 December 2015. However, an application was submitted to renew the approval. As the approval criteria was satisfied,…

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Town and Country Planning (Hazardous Substances Inquiry Session Procedure) (Scotland) Rules SSI 2015/182

These Rules came into force on 1 June 2015 and apply to Scotland only.
They set out the procedures to be followed in connection with local inquiries held for the purposes of:

applications referred to the Scottish Ministers under the Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Act 1997; and
appeals under the Town and Country Planning…

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Decision 2015/14/EU (OJ:L3/44/2015) amending Decision 2012/88/EU on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the control-command and signalling subsystems of the trans-European rail system

This Decision amends Decision 2012/88/EU, on the technical specification for interoperability (TSI) relating to the control-command and signalling subsystems of the trans-European rail system.
In particular, the amendments make changes to:

the title, making it “Decision 2012/88/EU on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the control-command and signalling subsystems”;
update and correct…

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