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Fire-stopping products are commonly installed but remain misunderstood

Fire-stopping products are commonly installed but remain misunderstood

Fire-stopping is the most commonly installed elements of passive fire protection systems. ASFP's Niall Rowan explains why correct installation is vital
Do we need qualifications in fire detection and alarm systems?

Do we need qualifications in fire detection and alarm systems?

General Manager Martin Duggan considers what industry-wide qualifications in fire detection and alarm systems would look like following an FIA survey
Health and safety in construction is no joking matter

Health and safety in construction is no joking matter

Failing to ensure health and safety in construction can have a detrimental impact on business and individuals, says the APS’ Chief Executive Lesley McLeod
Poor indoor air quality damages a building’s fabric and can be detrimental to health

Poor indoor air quality damages a building’s fabric and can be detrimental to health

The Drimaster-Eco range can improve poor indoor air quality in buildings. Here, Wendy Thomas, Residential Product Manager, Nuaire explains
False fire alarms cost businesses £1 billion a year

False fire alarms cost businesses one billion a year causing disruption and loss of...

BAFE explains why it is vital to have a fit-for-purpose detection system installed to prevent false fire alarms and how this reduces costs in the long term
Managing asbestos: what are the legal duties clients must adhere to?

Managing asbestos: what are the legal duties clients must adhere to?

Chief Executive Steve Sadley explains the responsibilities clients have when managing asbestos and how ARCA's audit scheme provides reassurance
Demolition contractor fined for failing to check asbestos removal assessment

Demolition contractor fined for failing to check asbestos removal assessment

A fine has been handed to a demolition firm after failing to follow the asbestos removal assessment conducted on the building
health and safety failings behind floor collapse

Health and safety failings behind a floor collapse at Balfour Beatty site

A fine has been handed to Balfour Beatty for health and safety failings after a floor collapsed at a housing development site, injuring a worker
CDM 2015

CDM 2015 to remain unchanged following review into cutting housebuilding red tape

The government will the leave the CDM Regulation 2015 unchanged following a review into the housebuilding sector
Homes developer is handed a fine after ignoring the advice of a HSE Inspector

Homes developer is handed a fine after ignoring the advice of a HSE Inspector

A homes developer has received a fine for exposing its workers to danger after failing to heed warnings given by a HSE Inspector
serious injuries

Serious injuries sustained by four workers leads to fine for London construction firm

A London-based construction firm has received a £450,000 fine after four workers sustained serious injuries while working at height
copper

Copper could help improve hygiene during the project design and construction phase

Guidelines on indoor hygiene for new build and renovation projects have been issued, with copper at the forefront as an effective antimicrobial material
safety failings

Safety failings behind steel worker losing leg in crane incident

Poor crane maintenance and safety failings were blamed for an incident that led to a worker losing his leg below the knee
Construction equipment

Construction equipment hire firm fined after a worker is killed

A Warwickshire-based construction equipment hire company has been prosecuted for safety failings following the death of an employee AGD Equipment, based in Warwickshire, has received an £800,000 fine after a worker was killed. The worker, 49-year-old Mark Seward had only been in the employ of the firm for 16 days when...