Health & Safety calendar - April 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.

Latest developments include:

  • Control of Noise at Work Regulations coming into force on 6th April for most industries (6th April 2008 for music and entertainment industries)
  • Tank Vehicle (Loading & Unloading of Petroleum Spirit) Regulations due to come into force on 6th April
  • 10th April is the closing date for responses to the DTI Consultation on the Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 to implement Directive 2005/80/EC.