Fire and Rescue Authority (Membership) Order SI 2017/1165

This Order came fully into force on 25 June 2018 and applies to England only.
It makes amendments in relation to the membership of the:

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority;
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority; and
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority. 

Revocations and amendments
This Order amends the:

Local Government Act 1985;
Hampshire Fire Services…

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Fire and Rescue Authority (Membership) Order SI 2017/1165

This Order came fully into force on 25 June 2018 and applies to England only.
It makes amendments in relation to the membership of the:

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority;
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority; and
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority. 

Revocations and amendments
This Order amends the:

Local Government Act 1985;
Hampshire Fire Services…

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Radioactive Substances (Modification of Enactments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2018/116

These Regulations came into force on 1 June 2018 and apply to Northern Ireland only.
They amend various pieces of legislation relating to radioactive substances in order to implement the provisions of Directive 2013/59/EU on basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation. These Regulations…

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Radioactive Substances (Modification of Enactments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2018/116

These Regulations came into force on 1 June 2018 and apply to Northern Ireland only.
They amend various pieces of legislation relating to radioactive substances in order to implement the provisions of Directive 2013/59/EU on basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation. These Regulations…

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Regulation (EU) 773/2018 (OJ:L133/1/2018) on design, construction and performance requirements and testing standards for marine equipment and repealing Regulation (EU) 2017/306

This Regulation sets out the design, construction, performance requirements and the testing standards of marine equipment.
The types of marine equipment this Regulation applies to includes:

life-saving appliances;
marine pollution prevention;
fire protection equipment;
navigation equipment;
radio-communication equipment;
equipment required under International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG 72);
other safety equipment;
equipment under SOLAS Chapter 2-1 (Construction – subdivision and…

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Regulation (EU) 832/2018 (OJ:L140/38/2018) amending Annexes 2, 3 and 5 to Regulation (EC) 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels for various products

This Regulation amends Regulation (EC) 396/2005 on maximum residue levels (MRLs) of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin.
These amendments alter the MRLs for:

cyantraniliprole;
cymoxanil;
deltamethrin;
difenoconazole;
fenamidone;
flubendiamide;
fluopicolide;
folpet;
fosetyl;
mandestrobin;
mepiquat;
metazachlor;
propamocarb;
propargite;
pyrimethanil;
sulfoxaflor; and
trifloxystrobin;

in or on certain products.
Legislative background
Regulation (EC) 396/2005 establishes the need to make sure of a high level of consumer protection and…

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Appointment of Chief Inspector) Order SSI 2018/172

This Order came into force on 7 June 2018 and applies to Scotland only.
It appoints Simon Gerald Routh-Jones as the the Chief Inspector of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Revocations and amendments
This Order revokes the:

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Appointment of Chief Inspector) Order SSI 2016/96.

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BUPA fined £3m for Legionnaires’ death

BUPA Care Homes (BNH) Ltd has been fined after an elderly resident of the Hutton Village Nursing Home, which the company operates, died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease.

Three months after moving into the care home in March 2015, Kenneth Ibbetson, 86, contracted a serious waterborne form of pneumonia and died in the hospital shortly after.

The investigation carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident revealed that the health care provider failed to implement the necessary measures required to manage their cold and hot water system. It was also found that persons responsible for overseeing legionella controls in the facility had not been appropriately trained to the required standard.

Speaking after the hearing, Vicky Fletcher, HSE principal inspector said on the subject:

“It is heart-breaking to think Kenneth contracted Legionnaires’ a matter of weeks after moving into the Hutton Village Care Home. His Family have been left devastated by his sudden death.

“Mr Ibbetson and other residents have been exposed to the risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease because adequate controls were not in place. The risk is more acute in care home settings because residents are more susceptible to their underlying health conditions. We would expect those who have a duty of care to understand this and have the necessary controls in place to manage the risk.”

BUPA Care Homes (BNH) Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching their general duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The company has been fined £3 million and ordered to pay £151,482 in costs.

For more information on control and management of the risk of Legionnaires’ disease:

  • INDG458 – Legionnaires’ disease – a brief guide for dutyholders;
  • L8 – the control of legionella bacteria in water systems approved code of practice; and
  • INDG376 – Essential information for providers of residential accommodation.
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Regulation (EU) 773/2018 (OJ:L133/1/2018) on design, construction and performance requirements and testing standards for marine equipment and repealing Regulation (EU) 2017/306

This Regulation sets out the design, construction, performance requirements and the testing standards of marine equipment.
The types of marine equipment this Regulation applies to includes:

life-saving appliances;
marine pollution prevention;
fire protection equipment;
navigation equipment;
radio-communication equipment;
equipment required under International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG 72);
other safety equipment;
equipment under SOLAS Chapter 2-1 (Construction – subdivision and…

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Regulation (EU) 832/2018 (OJ:L140/38/2018) amending Annexes 2, 3 and 5 to Regulation (EC) 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels for various products

This Regulation amends Regulation (EC) 396/2005 on maximum residue levels (MRLs) of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin.
These amendments alter the MRLs for:

cyantraniliprole;
cymoxanil;
deltamethrin;
difenoconazole;
fenamidone;
flubendiamide;
fluopicolide;
folpet;
fosetyl;
mandestrobin;
mepiquat;
metazachlor;
propamocarb;
propargite;
pyrimethanil;
sulfoxaflor; and
trifloxystrobin;

in or on certain products.
Legislative background
Regulation (EC) 396/2005 establishes the need to make sure of a high level of consumer protection and…

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