Health and safety calendar - February 2006

United Kingdom

The health and safety calendar highlights key dates for proposed and existing legislation and policy and closing dates for consultation papers relating to major health and safety issues in the UK and EU.

It will provide a useful tool for health and safety managers tracking new legislation to control risks and improve performance through a health and safety management system such as OHSAS 18001.

Key developments this month include:

  • HSE's consultation on managing competence for safety related systems ends on 28 February
  • Council Common Position expected in February on an EU Regulation amending EU Regulation 3922/91 relating to flying time for aircraft staff
  • European Commission Communication on a new Community strategy on health and safety at work 2007 - 2012 likely to be published in second half of 2006.