Daily List 104

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Wednesday 1 June 2016

Commerce

Governance of regulators' practices: accountability, transparency and co-ordination.

The governance of regulators
Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Regulators operate in a complex, high-risk environment at the interface between the public and the private sectors. They often share some responsibilities for the sectors and industries they regulate with other public institutions. And yet, if the lights go out, tap water stop running, trains break down or phones stop working, they are often held to account. In this challenging environment, the governance of regulators is critical. The role of the regulator and how it co-ordinates with other public institutions, the powers it is given and how it is held accountable for exercising these powers are key elements of a governance architecture that needs to be carefully crafted and appropriately implemented if the regulator is to succeed in combining effective regulation with a high level of trust. This report looks at the way in which four regulators - the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Australian nergy Regulator (AER), Portugal's Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR) and the UK Office of Rail and Road (ORR) - have addressed these governance challenges. The report identifies approaches to implement accountability, transparency and co-ordination and helps identify some lessons that can help guide how these principles can be translated into practice.

  • ISBN: 9789264255371
  • 22.00

Commerce

Generate your business: generate your business idea.

Generate your business
Corporate Author:
International Labour Office

Generate Your Business Idea (GYB) manual discusses the basic requirements that are needed to be an entrepreneur, the capabilities that an entrepreneur needs to have and the ways that he or she can come up with a good business idea.

  • ISBN: 9789221287575
  • 10.00

Employment

Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU 2008-13: the crisis and beyond.

Corporate Author:
International Labour Office

this publication analyses the manner in which European Union (EU) Member States addressed the labour market issues that arose in the aftermath of the 2007-08 financial crisis. Finds a strong reaction from policy-makers to the financial crisis when it comes to the labour market, which was balanced between helping workers sustain or find a job and ensuring that firms were able to withstand a sharp decline in demand without going out of business.

  • ISBN: 9789221302469
  • 16.00

Government

Regulatory policy in Chile: government capacity to ensure high-quality regulation.

OECD reviews of regulatory reform
Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

One of Chile's biggest strengths is its very sound macroeconomic framework that reinforces its economic resilience. This is partly based on a prudent regulatory and supervisory framework governing the financial system. Furthermore, the government's Agenda for Productivity, Innovation and Growth, co-ordinated by the Ministry of Economy with the participation of other ministries and state services, constitutes a good opportunity to use regulatory policy as a driver to reform the policymaking framework of Chile. For example, Chile has already made substantive progress in making regulations more accessible and communicating administrative requirements. However, while in Chile national regulations provide the general framework for administrative procedures and an efficient state administration, the lack of a comprehensive regulatory reform programme has reduced the possibility of achieving even better economic outcomes and unleashing resources to boost productivity. The regulatory policymaking framework lacks some key features seen in other OECD countries (e.g. stakeholder engagement, regulatory impact assessment, oversight body) that would make sure that regulations are designed in the best way. Good practices in rule-making procedures are also rather limited. This review presents the way forward for improving the government's capacity to ensure high-quality regulation in Chile.

  • ISBN: 9789264254558
  • 39.00

Health

Safe water in healthcare premises. Part B: Operational management.

Health technical memorandum HTM 04-01.
Corporate Author:
Department of Health. Estates and Facilities Division

This HTM gives comprehensive advice and guidance to healthcare management, design engineers, WSGs, estates managers and operations managers on the legal requirements, design applications, maintenance and operation of hot and cold water supply, storage and distribution systems in all types of healthcare premises. It is equally applicable to both new and existing sites. It has been revised to take account of HSE's revision of its Approved Code of Practice and guidance on regulations 'Legionnaires' disease: the control of legionella bacteria in water systems (L8)' and its complementary technical guidance HSG274. The document comprises three parts. This part (Part B) provides comprehensive guidance on measures to control waterborne pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Mycobacteria as well as Legionella. Part A (ISBN 9780113230303) covers design and installation, Part C (ISBN 9780113230327) covers water safety in augmented care settings. HTM 04-01: Supplement - 'Performance specification D 08: thermostatic mixing valves (healthcare premises)' contains guidance on the on-site testing and commissioning of thermostatic mixing valves

  • ISBN: 9780113230310
  • 100.00

Health

Safe water in healthcare premises. Part A: Design, installation and commissioning. May 2016 ed.

Health technical memorandum HTM 04-01.
Corporate Author:
Department of Health. Estates and Facilities Division

This HTM gives comprehensive advice and guidance to healthcare management, design engineers, WSGs, estates managers and operations managers on the legal requirements, design applications, maintenance and operation of hot and cold water supply, storage and distribution systems in all types of healthcare premises. It is equally applicable to both new and existing sites. It has been revised to take account of HSE's revision of its Approved Code of Practice and guidance on regulations 'Legionnaires' disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems (L8)' and its complementary technical guidance HSG274. The document comprises three parts. This part (Part A) outlines the principles involved in the design, installation and testing of the hot and cold water supply, storage and distribution systems for healthcare premises. Some variation may be necessary to meet the differing requirements for the various water undertakers. Part B (ISBN 9780113230310) covers operational management. Part C (ISBN 9780113230327) covers water safety in augmented care settings. HTM 04-01: Supplement - 'Performance specification D 08: thermostatic mixing valves (healthcare premises)' contains guidance on the on-site testing and commissioning of thermostatic mixing valves

  • ISBN: 9780113230303
  • 100.00

Health

Sanitary spaces. May 2016 ed.

Health building note (Core elements) HBN 00-02.
Corporate Author:
Department of Health. Estates and Facilities Division

This Health Building Note (HBN) provides evidence-based best practice guidance on the design and layout of sanitary spaces for use in healthcare settings. Room sizes have been standardised wherever possible. For areas where a standard room size is not appropriate, this document provides a sizing methodology suitable forbriefing purposes. Most of the indicative room layouts are informed by one or more ergonomic drawings. In places, the guidance differs from that provided in Approved Document M (2010) and BS 8300:2001 (2009 edition). Where this is the case, the reasons for the variations are discussed.

  • ISBN: 9780113230297
  • 100.00

Health

Safe water in healthcare premises. Part C: Pseudomonas aeruginosa - advice for augmented care units. May 2016 edition.

Health technical memorandum HTM 04-01.
Corporate Author:
Department of Health. Estates and Facilities Division

This HTM gives comprehensive advice and guidance to healthcare management, design engineers, WSGs, estates managers and operations managers on the legal requirements, design applications, maintenance and operation of hot and cold water supply, storage and distribution systems in all types of healthcare premises. It is equally applicable to both new and existing sites. It has been revised to take account of HSE's revision of its Approved Code of Practice and guidance on regulations 'Legionnaires' disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems (L8)' and its complementary technical guidance HSG274. The document comprises three parts. This part (Part C) identifies methodologies to control and minimise the risks of morbidity and mortality due to P. aeruginosa associated with water outlets. It provides guidance on: considerations for water outlets and hot and cold water services in augmented care settings; protecting augmented care patients and ensuring a safe environment; methods of cleaning wash-hand basins and other good hygiene practices to minimise the risk of P. aeruginosa contamination. Part A (ISBN 9780113230303) covers design and installation, Part B (ISBN 9780113230310) covers operational management.HTM 04-01: Supplement - 'Performance specification D 08: thermostatic mixing valves (healthcare premises)' contains guidance on the on-site testing and commissioning of thermostatic mixing valves

  • ISBN: 9780113230327
  • 50.00

Transport

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.

DfT circular 01/2016.
Corporate Author:
Department for Transport. DfT

This Circular relates to S.I. 2016/362 (ISBN 9780111300152) which comes into force on 22.04.2016, and prescribes the designs and conditions of use for traffic signs placed on or near roads in England, Scotland and Wales. S.I. 2016/362 revokes the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 and replaces them with an updated, revised and consolidated TSRGD. The TSRGD amendments made in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2011 have been revoked and incorporated into the new TSRGD. This Circular is aimed at traffic signs practitioners and others with responsibility for traffic management. It explains the measures introduced and how these differ from the previous regulatory regime - both in terms of prescription and structure - and in the context of the Government's policy on traffic signs

  • ISBN: 9780115534874
  • 38.00