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ESSENTIAL RETAILERS TOLD TO STEP UP COVID COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS

RETAILERS TOLD TO STEP UP COVID COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS

Following the announcement this week that non-essential retail will not reopen until at least 12 April, Bureau Veritas is urging grocers, supermarkets, and other essential retailers to assess and...
BSC CALLS ON HSE TO STRENGTHEN WORKPLACE COVID RULES

BSC CALLS ON HSE TO STRENGTHEN WORKPLACE COVID RULES

The British Safety Council is calling on both Government and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to strengthen and enforce COVID-secure workplace rules to protect workers. Figures released by...
Richard Broome, MD at LSBUD

SAFE DIGGING INDUSTRY IMPROVES IN 2020

LSBUD, the online safe digging resource, saw more than 3m searches for underground pipes and cables pass through its central system in 2020. This record figure was up 9% on the previous year,...
HSE ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS

HSE ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed a new Chief Inspector of Buildings to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR). Peter Baker, HSE’s current Director of...
FPA LAUNCHES ASSEMBLY POINT PODCAST ON FIRE SAFETY IN THE UK

FPA LAUNCHES PODCAST ON FIRE SAFETY IN THE UK

The UK’s national fire safety organisation, the Fire Protection Association (FPA), has launched a brand-new monthly podcast analysing the important issues surrounding fire safety in the...
GLOBAL COALITION LAUNCHES TO PROMOTE WOMEN IN H&S

GLOBAL COALITION LAUNCHES TO PROMOTE WOMEN IN H&S

Safety and health professionals across the world have joined together to form 1WISH, the global coalition of women in safety and health, promoting inclusion across industry. The purpose of the...
SOCOTEC’s Ground Investigation team wins BDA Award

SOCOTEC SCOOPS BDA AWARD FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

SOCOTEC’s Ground Investigation team has won the Safety Initiative Award at the British Drilling Association (BDA) Awards for the fourth year running.           ...
THE DRÄGER GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW DIVISION OF UK SAFETY BUSINESS

THE DRÄGER GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW DIVISION OF UK SAFETY BUSINESS

Dräger Safety UK, part of The Dräger Group, a specialist in the fields of medical and safety technology, has announced the launch of Dräger Hire, a new UK-wide safety equipment rental...
NATIONAL GRID GAS SENTENCED OVER MISSING RECORDS

NATIONAL GRID GAS SENTENCED OVER MISSING RECORDS

National gas utility company National Grid Gas plc has been fined for failing to ensure its records relating to gas risers in some high-rise multi occupancy building were up to date. Liverpool...
GOVERNMENT PLEDGES £3.5BN TO UNSAFE HOUSING

GOVERNMENT PLEDGES £3.5BN TO UNSAFE HOUSING

The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has promised hundreds of thousands of leaseholders will be protected from the cost of replacing unsafe cladding on their homes. Upon unveiling a five-point...

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