Saint Gobain

Saint-Gobain Puts Comfort First

We spend roughly 90% of our time indoors or in vehicles, so it’s fair to say that the buildings we live, work and play in everyday can have a significant impact on our comfort, health and wellbeing. Stacey Temprell, Residential Sector Director at Saint-Gobain, discusses how Saint-Gobain is improving...
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An inclusive approach to evacuation plans

It is vital for a business to have facilities and procedures in place to help disabled people move around a building – and it is even more important to have effective systems in place to help them get out. When the need arises to evacuate a building the likelihood is...
Kingspan

Staying On Top Of Heat Loss

Having gone through another chilly winter, many of us will now count the cost with a sizeable heating bill landing on the door step. Rather than accepting this annual ritual, now is the time to get pro-active and to look at ways of cutting heat loss down to size....
Kingspan

Cladding Performance Without The Fuss

With more and more building owners looking to go above and beyond the requirements of the Building Regulations, delivering a high level of fabric performance is now absolutely vital. For architects, the challenge is to find a cladding system which will give them the fabric performance and design freedom...
Callsafe Services Ltd

CDM2015: Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2015

Are we ready? On 29th January 2015, CDM2015 gained parliamentary approval, and will therefore come into force on 6th April 2015. As the final version of the regulations have only just been published and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) only issued the draft Guidances for CDM2015 on 9th January...
JCB Finance

JCB Finance warns that a £500,000 – £875,000 tax saving opportunity is drawing to...

The Autumn Statement of 3rd December 2014 confirmed what had already been announced in the March 2014 Budget - a temporary increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) from £250,000 to £500,000 with it scheduled to revert back to £25,000 on 1st January 2016. The enhanced AIA of £500,000 is...
CDM2015

Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2015: Are we ready?

Today, 29th January 2015, CDM2015 gained parliamentary approval, and will therefore come into force on 6th April 2015. As the final version of the regulations have only been published today and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) only issued the draft Guidances for CDM2015 on 9th January 2015; the...

Planning for SuDs

Sam Ibbott, Deputy Public Affairs Director at Environmental Industries Commission examines the latest government consultation on SuDs and the new approach of delivering it through the planning system. The photo-op, when staged, can be a politicians dream. If you follow politics, particularly at a local level, they can often be...
behaviours

Behavioural Focus Reduces Incident Rates

Behavioural safety processes have long been shown to improve occupational safety performance by reducing incidents and injury rates. It is based on a continuous observation and feedback loop that maintains constant attention on safety performance that can be applied to a wide variety of settings. B-Safe® is a Behavioural...
Kingspan

Keeping Out the Cold

The winter chill has finally set in and for owners of older, solid walled properties, the effects will be particularly keenly felt. Just 3% of these properties are insulated in the UK according to the latest Government statistics leaving owners with an unenviable choice of digging deep into their...
Saint-Gobain

Passivhaus Tradesperson Course

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland has announced the launch of its Passive House Tradesperson Course, enabling tradespeople to gain international accreditation for one of the world’s most efficient energy standards. Delivered by experienced personnel from the Passive House Academy in partnership with Saint-Gobain, the next course will be run from 23rd-25th...
behaviours

Improving Process Safety Behaviours

Applicable across a wide variety of disciplines, Behavioural Safety is a proven process for reducing injuries and incidents by eliminating unsafe behaviours in the workplace. It is known to produce many business benefits that include fewer incidents, improved communications, reduced bottlenecks and lower operating costs. Process Safety Management is currently a...
Kingspan

Taking a Stand

Following significant concessions on carbon emission targets in the Approved Documents L to the Building Regulations in both England and Wales, there were serious concerns that Scotland would choose to follow suit with the revisions to Section 6 (energy) of the Building Standards. Instead, the Scottish Government has chosen...
Haagen

Fire Extinguisher Training

How to ensure your employees are prepared to deal with emergencies in the workplace? The most important thing is having a fire extinguisher training program in your actual workplace. Focus your training on the type of emergencies employees may really face. When it comes to fire extinguisher training, nothing compares to...

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