The WELL Building Standard - Emperor’s new clothes, or a new useable wardrobe?
21st May 2018
The majority of individuals within the property and FM industry are now aware of the WELL Building Standard. It has been a hot topic over the last year, and interest doesn’t seem to be slowing down.Read more
Building a Safer Future, the final report following Grenfell is published.
18th May 2018
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.Read more
World Cup Update: F Gas Regulations go to Penalties!
19th April 2018
Since April 2018, civil penalties of up to £200,000 have been introduced for F gas regulation infringements.Read more
Asbestos - where a poor survey can be worse than no survey
15th March 2018
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.Read more
Managing acrylamide in food – a new regulation
2nd March 2018
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.Read more
Is black pudding a health and safety control measure?
12th January 2018
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.Read more
BREXIT won’t stop these foreign food safety invaders
8th January 2018
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.Read more