This policy describes how HM Government classifies information assets to: ensure they are appropriately protected; support Public Sector business and the effective exploitation of information; and meet the requirements of relevant legislation and international / bilateral agreements and obligations.
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The Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2018 Edition is the definitive guide for business continuity and resilience professionals.
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New Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) came into force on 1 January 2018 and replaced (IRR99). This is a result of the EU Basic Safety Standards Directive (BSSD) for radiological protection being implemented. Read the Draft Approved Code of Practice and Guidance on the HSE website. Click on the trefoil and follow the link.
The Seveso Directive (now the Seveso III Directive) is the main piece of EU legislation that deals specifically with the control of on-shore major accident hazards involving dangerous substances. The Seveso II Directive was replaced by the Seveso III Directive on 1 June 2015. In order to implement the new Directive, the COMAH Regulations 1999 was repealed and replaced by the COMAH Regulations 2015 on 1 June 2015.
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The National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies March 2017 edition has been published and provides an updated government assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different civil emergency risks (including naturally and accidentally occurring hazards and malicious threats) that may directly affect the UK over the next 5 years. It also provides information on how the UK government and local respondents such as emergency services prepare for these emergencies.
This is the first full revision of a suite of advice originally published in 2006 by the Health Protection Agency, a predecessor body of Public Health England, under the title ‘CBRN incidents: clinical management and health protection’.
This new edition updates the chemical and biological guidance given in the 2006 edition and adds additional material on a range of new and emerging threats in these areas.