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Guidance - Mergers and Acquisitions

1st April 2022 The LCA have recently published guidance on Mergers and Acquisitions. Please click here to view this.

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LCA Expectations of Members

March 2022 When an LCA member is due for a Company Audit by an LCA Assessor, LCA Admin will contact you, or your designated LCA contact, three months in advance of the audit. LCA Admin will request the current version of the member’s Statement of Compliance and Internal Audit.  A requirement of being an LCA member is to have in place a management system compliant with the LCA Code of Conduct and that includes maintaining these documents.  Most of our members simply send the required documents to us by return; a small minority are falling short of the expe

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Revised LCA Procedure for Adding Additional Categories

March 2022 The LCA have revised the procedure for adding additional categories. This document is guidance for registered members on how to add categories and/or sub-categories to their registration with the LCA. Please log in to the Members Area of the website to view this.

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NEWSLETTER MARCH 2022
HSE Bulletin
Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulatio

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (‘the PPER 2022’) were laid before Parliament on 10 January 2022. Employers responsibilities to workers regarding the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are changing from 6 April 2022. The regulations and accompanying impact assessment (

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NEWSLETTER MARCH 2022
Post Lockdown Positivity

In July 2021 the LCA, in conjunction with HSE, PHE and Local Authorities held a webinar aimed at raising awareness of increasing legionella positivity rates post lockdown. The data demonstrated that the average positive rate in the UK had increased by around 2% following the lockdowns in response to COVID 19. Post the webinar, questions were asked if there were particular species that could have led to an increase. This was data that we, as the LCA, had never been asked to investigate or provide previously. With this in mind we approached the three commercial laboratories in the U

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