A response update from the London Fire Brigade

From 1st October 2024, the London Fire Brigade will no longer immediately respond to automatic fire alarms in most non-residential buildings, including offices and industrial estates, between 07:00 and 20:30, unless a fire is confirmed by a call from an individual.

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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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