Another fine MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) you’ve got me into…
5th September 2019
Introduced to support energy efficiency and our carbon reduction targets, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) - through the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 – targeted our existing commercial building stock.Read more
Still more to learn for asbestos management in schools
2nd September 2019
As reported in Health and Safety at Work (September 2019) many of our schools are still struggling with managing asbestos.Read more
The importance of cleaning kitchen extract ductwork to prevent fires
13th August 2019
As a food safety auditor and fire risk assessor, I am always reading cleaning reports for extract systems and opening ductwork hatches to inspect inside. Neglecting the cleaning of the ductwork systems puts your property at serious risk of a fire.Read more
Legionella in the news - It’s that time of year again
12th August 2019
In the UK, cases of Legionnaires’ disease tend to be a thing of the Summer with approximately 60% of the annual number of reported incidents of the disease occurring between July and October according to Public Health England (PHE) figures.Read more
Food business banned from offering allergy-free food
29th July 2019
A restaurant in Birmingham has been prohibited from offering allergy-free food to customers after Birmingham City Council issued a hygiene emergency prohibition notice (HEPN) after receiving a complaint from a customer.Read more
Food hygiene - Oysters – aphrodisiac or source of illness?
29th July 2019
Oysters are claimed to boost your sex drive. However they also have a sinister side, as a recent survey of European oyster production areas has highlighted.Read more
Who owns whom in the workplace compliance marketplace?
18th June 2019
2019 has seen a significant move in consolidation in the workplace compliance market.Read more
The importance of correctly maintaining building fire safety systems
14th June 2019
Following this week’s fire at a block of flats in Barking, East London, on Sunday night, news reports have been circulating across the media accusing those responsible for managing the...Read more
What are the important Health and Safety “starts”?
23rd May 2019
Whilst in the shower this morning I read on the shampoo bottle that “there’s more to life than hair, but it’s a good place to start”!
It got me thinking about...
Improving Standards for Legionella Risk Assessment?
18th February 2019
Earlier this month BSI released its updated “British Standard BS 8580-1:2019 Water quality, risk assessments for Legionella control – Code of practice”.Read more