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Building a Safer Future, the final report following Grenfell is published.

The final report into the Independent review of building regulations and fire safety, “Building a Safer Future” was published today. Running to 157 pages the report covers 10 chapters, supported by 13 appendices chaired by Judith Hackitt. It follows the interim report published at the end of last year.

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World Cup Update: F Gas Regulations go to Penalties!

Since April 2018, civil penalties of up to £200,000 have been introduced for F gas regulation infringements.

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Asbestos - where a poor survey can be worse than no survey

SSE Hornsea has been fined £300,000 for failing to identify and manage asbestos after members of its maintenance team were exposed to asbestos fibres.

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Health and safety “is so” 45001…

This week has seen the long anticipated launch of the new, international standard, occupational health and safety management systems ISO 45001: 2018.

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Managing acrylamide in food – a new regulation

In April this year a new regulation comes in to force, which will require food businesses to put in place practical steps to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems. Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2158 will take effect from 11th April 2018.

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Is black pudding a health and safety control measure?

This week it was reported that a butcher resorted to using a black pudding to break out of a walk in freezer he had been locked in.

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BREXIT won’t stop these foreign food safety invaders

German cockroaches and Oriental cockroaches are known to carry pathogens, which through direct contact with food or via faecal deposits can result in an outbreak of food poisoning.

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What will 2018 hold for your organisation?

A New Year becomes a time for reflecting on what we have achieved, what we want to achieve and we see advertisements identifying things we should be or should not be doing.

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New Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017

It’s the beginning of a new year and what better way to start it than to welcome the first new Health and Safety Regulation of the year?

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