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Commission launches Following Grenfell

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched ‘Following Grenfell’, to look into the human rights and equality dimensions of the tragedy, and to determine if the State is fulfilling its duties under human rights and equality law
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Asbestos and fire: A guide to the risks for builders

Asbestos can present many risks for builders, particularly in a fire. Here, Neil Munro of Acorn Analytical Services offers a guide on what to expect
construction industry

Fire brigade criticises construction industry over fire safety

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned there will be an increase in serious building fires unless the construction industry “starts to take fire safety more seriously”
Forward Tipping Dumpers

CPA releases new safety guidance for Forward Tipping Dumpers

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has released a new operational safety guide entitled ‘Staying Safe When Operating Forward Tipping Dumpers’
Traffic Management

BSG reports increase in Traffic Management breaches on construction sites

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 74% rise in ‘Traffic Management’ breaches on construction sites
site fire safety

Checks to Keep Your Site Fire Safe

Construction sites are some of the most dangerous working environments around, but when a site is correctly managed, there is nothing to worry about. Ensuring site fire safety is just one job of a site manager You may be restoring an old structure to its former glory or building a...
In House Design and Build

Construction company fined for safety risks

A construction company and project manager based in London have been fined for repeatedly failing to manage and regulate multiple risks
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Do we need to retrofit fire sprinkler systems in social housing?

Following the Grenfell Tower disaster, there have been widespread calls to retrofit fire sprinkler systems in social housing. BAFSA supports this principle – but Chief Executive Keith MacGillivray cautions against a rush to install systems that do not meet British Standards
asbestos in schools

Asbestos in schools: Managing the risks effectively

Charles Pickles, Chief Technical Officer of Lucion Services, discusses how asbestos in schools can be managed safely
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Pallet Trucks UK urges firms to consider forklift driver safety

Pallet Trucks UK has urged firms using forklifts to guarantee the safety of their workers, after two businesses were fined for the deaths of their employees
gaseous fixed fire-fighting system

New guidance for safe and effective gaseous fixed fire-fighting systems

FIA WG Gases Alan Elder and Robert Thilthorpe talk to PBC Today about the FIA new guidance document, Pipework for Gaseous Fixed Fire-Fighting Systems
electrical safety checks

Electrical safety checks in the wake of Grenfell

Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, explains how the Grenfell Tower tragedy is a wake-up call for electrical safety checks and building regulations
dangers of asbestos

The dangers of asbestos

Once a commonly used building material, the dangers of asbestos are not to be underestimated, says Neil Munro of Acorn Analytical Services
asbestos in schools using Scanning Electron Microscopy

Asbestos in schools – new campaign launched by Lucion

The Asbestos in Schools initiative and Lucion's new White Paper, sets out the case for using high powered Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).

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