Health & Safety North 2017 – Legislation Update Service Competition Winner
Last week, LUS headed to Manchester’s EventCity for Health & Safety North 2017 and gave attendees the chance to win a 1 year subscription to Legislation Update Service. Read this blog to find out the winner!READ MORE
Reducing food waste
According to WRAP an estimated 7.3 million tonnes of household food waste was thrown away in 2015 and a further 1.9 million tonnes of food waste was thrown away by UK manufacturing and retail sectors. This blog provides some top tips on how households and businesses can reduce their food waste.READ MORE
How to develop a sustainable procurement policy
Developing a sustainable purchasing policy for your organisation is the first step to helping ensure that sustainability is embedded in the procurement process. If you don’t already have one in place, continue reading this blog to find out what you need to consider.READ MORE
Why do your employees need COSHH awareness training?
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. Employers must ensure employees are properly informed, trained and supervised when it comes to COSHH.READ MORE
What is a green travel plan?
A green travel plan can be used by businesses and other organisations to identify and promote ways to encourage a range of sustainable, or less environmentally damaging transport modes, usually with the emphasis being on reducing single user private car travel.READ MORE
Holiday Health and Safety
Many people spend months preparing for their holiday. Amongst all the preparation, holiday health and safety is likely to be low on the list of priorities, but it is important to think about how to keep yourself safe and healthy in a location which may not have the health and safety standards you are used to.READ MORE
What is resource efficiency?
When we talk about resource efficiency it means using the Earth's limited resources in a sustainable manner, whilst minimising impacts on the environment. The resources we rely on are finite, meaning they will eventually run out, and can only be replenished at a certain rate.READ MORE
Woodland areas and a school running track funded by our profits
As a social enterprise our profits are gift aided into our charity and distributed in the form of grants to environmental and community projects. Read how our profits have helped two causes in the NW.READ MORE
10 things to check before using a fork lift truck
For many organisations, fork lift trucks are an essential piece of equipment that is used every day to move loads around site and to load and offload vehicles, but their use can lead to accidents and injury if the proper precautions are not taken.READ MORE
Legislation Update Service Customer Satisfaction Survey 2016
Feedback from our clients has always been invaluable to us and 2016 was no exception. Here are the results from our 2016 customer satisfaction survey.READ MORE
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 phase in obligations for landlords of private rented domestic and non-domestic properties in relation to their energy performance.READ MORE
Health and safety in the office – the basics
Poor basic hygiene in UK offices cost the British economy £13.7 billion in 2013, due to workers taking time off sick and by affecting their time whilst at work. So what can firms do to adopt a better approach to personal hygiene in the workplace?READ MORE
Packaging Waste – The Basics
The UK Packaging Wast Regulations were introduced with the aim to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, control the amount of heavy metals used in packaging and ensure packaging fulfils its essential requirements. This infographic looks at what the Regulations are and the requirements they implement.READ MORE
When carrying out an environmental legal audit at a company, the most common answer to the question ‘Do you have any invasive species on site?’ is ‘What’s an invasive species?’ This blog provides information and pictures on invasive species, and explain why companies have legal requirements if they are found on site.READ MORE
What are the benefits of complying with environmental and health & safety law?
Organisations have a duty to comply with environmental and health & safety laws and regulations that apply to their activities.READ MORE
Why going beyond compliance is good for business
If a company sees compliance as the ultimate aim, they‘re ultimately limiting themselves as to the benefits they can achieve by going that one step further.By adopting a more ambitious performance-based approach, the benefits can outweigh the costs to businesses.READ MORE
RIDDOR made simple
RIDDOR – it’s a scary beast isn’t it? At 32 pages long, the Regulations are enough to strike fear in anyone’s heart! So, I’ll start as I mean to go on and keep this simple by answering just 2 questions that you’ll need to understand RIDDOR: What is RIDDOR? What do I need to do?READ MORE
What setup do I need to use the Legislation Update Service?
Using the LUS system is pretty straightforward in terms of hardware and software requirements. You’ll find any relatively up-to-date and internet-ready PC or Mac will be able to access all the features of the product without any trouble.READ MORE
Waste Information – a relaxing of red tape or an exercise in confusion?
Changes to the Waste Regulations for England and Wales on the 6th April 2014 could have a big impact on the way businesses discharge their ‘duty of care’ obligations with regards non-hazardous waste.READ MORE