The need for good structural safety…

As reported last month by the BBC, “A derelict building has partially collapsed in the centre of Leeds. Emergency services were called to Kirkgate, near to the junction with Harper Street, shortly after 16:00 BST on Friday (12th April 2024), West Yorkshire Police said.”

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HSE release podcast on managing asbestos

As part of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) continuing drive to increase awareness of the hazards posed by asbestos in the workplace, they’ve recently released a podcast that forms part of their ‘Asbestos – Your duty’ campaign.

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Are we ready for climate change?

On Tuesday 14th May 2024, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) explored the link between climate change and security, with oral evidence provided as part of a new inquiry.

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No falls week

This week, 13-17 May 2024, sees a new initiative from the No Falls Foundation (a charity focused on work at height sector) designed to bring work at height into greater focus.

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Deaf Awareness Week 2024

The beginning of May raises awareness around hearing loss, which is one of the many hidden disabilities that 1 in 5 adults in the UK experience (information source: RNID).

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HSE have updated the RIDDOR guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued an update highlighting changes that have been made when reporting under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR).

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HSE update on Legionella guidance for evaporative cooling systems

Today the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have announced an update to the technical guidance supporting L8. Specifically concerning HSG274: Part 1 'The control of legionella bacteria in evaporative cooling systems'.

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Health and safety topping the risk agenda for directors

The trend we’ve been seeing over the last couple of years for greater senior management involvement in matters of health and safety has been echoed by a recent survey, issued jointly by an insurer and law firm.

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