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Should the domestic Client take on their own CDM duties?

Christian McCale, Senior consultant at Lucion Consulting, asks whether it is right that domestic clients should be able to absolve themselves completely of all CDM responsibilities
safety advice

‘No change’ needed to safety advice following failure of Grenfell fire door

Independent experts have said that no change is needed to building fire safety advice following the test failure of a fire door from Grenfell Tower
dangerous housing

CIEH insist government must improve dangerous housing

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has said the government should ensure there is an “urgent improvement” to dangerous housing across the UK – starting with carbon monoxide alarms as a requirement for all Private Rented Sector (PRS) properties
Welfare breaches

BSG reports 8% rise in Welfare breaches on construction sites

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported an 8% rise in Welfare breaches on construction sites, based on figures from approximately 10,000 independent inspections conducted for the construction industry over a six month period
asbestos fibres

Survey reveals “uncertainty and ignorance” over exposure to asbestos

According to research nearly one in four UK construction workers believe they may have been exposed to asbestos fibres, placing them at higher risk of contracting terminal cancers later in life
site safety

Making sense of site safety

Matrix Networks has launched a new campaign to help make site safety information accessible and understandable for its employees and those who work with them
Regulations

Protecting Your Building Against Fire: Fire Safety and Regulations

In 2015/16, there were 529,000 incidents attended by the fire and rescue services in England: a 7% increase compared to the previous year. Here, Roof Maker, a leading supplier to the construction industry, discuss the changes in fire regulations over time, and how you can ensure your building is protected
onsite defibrillators

McGoff Construction goes heart safe with onsite defibrillators

By introducing onsite defibrillators, Manchester-based Principal Contractor, McGoff Construction, has initiated a companywide strategy to become a ‘heart safe’ business
Most Controversial Project

Risk report highlights Grenfell Tower as ‘Most Controversial Project’

The Most Controversial Project report, published by RepRisk today (22nd March 2018), disclosed that out of the 10 most hazardous projects they found, two are from the UK and listed Grenfell Tower, which led to the death of 75 people, as their ‘Most Controversial Project’ in the world.
working at height

HSE statistics should remind us about the dangers of working at height

Dr Julie Riggs DProf MSc CMIOSH, Lead Diploma Tutor at Phoenix Health and Safety discusses the issues of working at height after it’s revealed as the most frequent cause of fatal accidents in 2017 by the HSE
fire doors

Further investigations announced for Grenfell fire doors

Following the identification of an issue with a fire door installed at Grenfell Tower, the government is undertaking further investigations to establish the full circumstances
Fires in car parks

Fire suppression in car parks

After the devastating fire in the Echo Arena car park, Ian Gough of BAFSA says the warning signs were clear – and highlights the hard evidence that sprinkler systems can significantly reduce the damage and danger caused by such incidents
stratified smoke

New Fire Industry Association research sheds light on detection of stratified smoke

Robert Yates, Technical Manager of the Fire Industry Association, and Peter Massingberd-Mundy, Technology and Practices Manager at FIA member Xtralis, discuss the FIA’s recent research into the challenge of detecting stratified smoke
Safety and Wellbeing Awards

Innovative camera system scoops construction safety award

An innovative dual camera system which can detect both road workers speeding through construction sites and road users who illegally drive through cones has been hailed a potential lifesaver

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