Fire, Health & Safety

  • New study reveals the most ludicrous health & safety rules in trades

    By Sarah on July 23, 2019
    A recent study by Dickies Workwear has found a top 10 list of unexpected health and safety rules. It was found that more than 61% of participants experienced a ban on shorts on a construction site, even in the sweltering heat of summer. The workwear brand, established in 1922, asked and polled their loyal social media followers for the most […]
  • Dust – a daily killer 

    By Sarah on July 17, 2019
    Louise Hosking from Hosking Associates calls for more preventative steps to be taken to protect against the dangers of dust, and offers her top 10 tips. It may be tiny, but its impact can be great. Dust is often brushed off as a mild annoyance or inconvenience and not treated with the seriousness that it requires. It affects many more […]
  • How to beat stress and keep the mind healthy

    By Sarah on May 13, 2019
    British Safety Council launches wellbeing videos with exercises and advice to help workers beat stress and maintain good mental health. As we enter Mental Health Awareness Week (13 – 19 May), it is still true to say that mental health is considered the poor relation of physical health. Too many people are suffering in silence while at work. The British […]
  • Bureau Veritas calls on firms to review legionella risk following standard revision

    By Sarah on March 21, 2019
    With regular outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease continuing to dominate the headlines, Bureau Veritas is calling on businesses to review their legionella risk strategy following the recent update to the BS 8580-1 Water Quality standard. Published in January 2019, the revised BS 8580-1:2019 provides the latest guidance on conducting legionella risk assessments – a legal requirement for firms under the Management […]
  • Britain’s high health and safety standards must be protected after Brexit, demands British Safety Council

    By Sarah on December 12, 2018
    The British Safety Council reiterates its demand that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU must not in any way erode the progress made in the UK over the last four decades on workplace health, safety and welfare standards, together with the protection of worker’s rights and product safety. The adoption of EU directives into the UK legislative framework has been […]
  • SCA signs up to support 100% Hackitt initiative

    By Sarah on November 7, 2018
    The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has declared its backing for a new industry initiative launched to encourage the government to deliver on all of the recommendations laid out in Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety processes. The 100% Hackitt initiative, introduced by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and the British Board of Agrément (BBA), […]
  • BBA and LABC’s rallying call for 100% Hackitt

    By Sarah on October 25, 2018
    100% Hackitt – an industry initiative to encourage the government to deliver all of the recommendations contained within Dame Judith’s report – was launched in Westminster on Monday (October 22) by Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and the British Board of Agrément (BBA). These two influential organisations have united to bring focus to industry calls for a full adoption of […]
  • NAPIT responds to the Hackitt Review

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    NAPIT – The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers ­– has welcomed many elements of the thorough review conducted by Dame Judith Hackitt, after her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published today (May 17). The review was ordered following the Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017, in which 71 people died after a faulty fridge […]
  • BESA backs Hackitt’s recommendation to focus on the broader system

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    Dame Judith Hackitt was right to resist pressure for a complete ban on combustible building cladding, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)*. The Association welcomed the findings of the independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety chaired by Dame Judith in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. It said the committee had made the right call […]
  • McCann wins coveted RoSPA Gold Award for a third consecutive year

    By Debbie Eales on April 27, 2018
    Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm McCann, has completed a hat trick of successive award wins after being announced as a winner for a third consecutive year at the impending RoSPA Health and Safety Awards for ensuring the safety of its staff and contractors. The company has achieved the Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal […]