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European Researchers create fireproof robot to improve fire safety

An expert team of European researchers has created a robot that can enter burning buildings to assess the potential risk of explosions 
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Balfour Beatty fined £500,000 for hand-arm vibration failures

Sheffield Crown Court has issued a £500,000 fine to Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions after it discovered its workers had been exposed to hand-arm vibration over a nine-year period
Safety & Health Expo

Safety & Health Expo 2018

The UK’s leading global health and safety event, the Safety & Health Expo, returns to the ExCel in London from 19-21 June
Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower lit green to mark one-year anniversary

A year after the Grenfell Tower fire, a series of vigils are being held in memory of the 72 people who died and a dozen buildings including the tower have been illuminated green
rough sleepers

£30m boost to offer immediate support for rough sleepers

83 areas will split £30m to improve the immediate support available to people living on the streets and help them into accommodation Housing Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has confirmed
Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower: Expert lists catalogue of serious safety breaches

The Grenfell Tower inquiry has been told that a litany of safety breaches including a faulty firefighting lift, more than 100 non-compliant fire doors and a “stay put” policy that failed, all added to a “culture of non-compliance”
Construction

Five Deadliest Construction Sites

Modern technology has revolutionised many aspects of modern life, including the efficiency and safety of construction sites around the world. However, it took a long time to reach our current level of health and safety. Here Insulation Express takes a look at some of the deadliest construction sites throughout history
Make a Stand

CIH launches new pledge to tackle domestic abuse in housing

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has launched a new pledge to tackle domestic abuse in housing. The Make a Stand pledge has been developed by CIH in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and Women’s Aid as part of Alison Inman’s presidential appeal
fire safety

Testing times for UK construction: A look at service testing and fire safety

Ryan Simmonds, Sales Director for Framing at voestalpine Metsec plc, calls on the construction industry to evolve and become a standard bearer in terms of full service testing and fire safety.
cladding

£400 million cladding removal delays affordable housing delivery

The government has said it will pay local councils to remove cladding from high-rise buildings, by deducting the amount from its nationwide affordable housing programme Some of the homes caught up in the delay are intended for social rent. Following the recent Hackett review, which failed to recommend a ban on...
Fire Industry Association

Webinar: Is there a skills gap in the fire industry?

To answer this question, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) undertook a survey to understand just how widespread the lack of skills in the industry really is.
Hackitt review

Safety council reveals concerns over Hackitt review

The British Safety Council has revealed it is concerned about some of the recommendations in the Hackitt review of building regulations, including self-certification for compliance
Work at Height

Builders fined for work at height safety failings

Scottish construction company Fleming Buildings has been prosecuted after a worker fell through a roof and suffered life-changing injuries at a construction site in Glasgow
construction employees

Research reveals 78% of construction workers in the midlands struggle with stress

Research carried out by Aquarius Life as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) has found that 78% of construction employees in the Midlands experience stress that they struggle to cope with, with 2% admitting turning to alcohol or drugs to help deal with stress or pressure

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