The UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) part of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has issued new versions of End User Undertaking Forms and supporting guidance. The new forms must be used IMMEDIATELY for all new Export Licence Applications. The new form is here: Download an EUU form and covering template from the BIS website (DOC, 68K)
You may also want to visit the following pages for more information and links about the new EUU form(s) and under what circumstances they should be used. (http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/exportcontrol/euu )
If you are unsure about the Dual Use Regulations and would like to discuss your circumstances then please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
If your goods are covered by the EU Dual Use Regulations (EC No 428/2009) then there are still some requirements that you need to comply with even if the goods are only being traded/transferred/exported in/between EU countries. For more information, please read our short bulletin here: MovementOfDualUseItems_in_EU
On 20th July 2012, Lion Steel were fined £480,000 under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. Please read our article to help you understand and take action to protect your business and your people…..CorporateManslaughter_July2012
Last November (2011) the government commissioned a report (now referred to as the Löfstedt Report) with the remit “…to look into the scope for reducing the burden of health and safety regulation on business, whilst maintaining the progress that has been made in health and safety outcomes.”
Amongst it’s many recommendations the report said that: “The requirement for portable appliance testing should be further clarified (including through changes to the wording of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 if necessary) by April 2012 to stop over-compliance and ensure that these messages reach all appropriate stakeholder groups.”
The HSE have reissued it’s guidance (http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg236.pdf ) which makes it clear that not all appliances have to have formal TESTING and that many appliances in low risk office environments only need VISUAL inspection every 2-4 years.
If you would like help in reviewing your arrangements then we would be happy to advise.