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National Grid Gas fined £4 million over missing gas network records

National gas utility company National Grid Gas plc has been fined for failing to ensure its records relating to gas risers in some high-rise multi occupancy building were up to date.

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HSE announces new Chief Inspector of Buildings

The HSE has announced the appointment of a Chief Inspector of Buildings to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR). Peter Baker, HSE’s current Director of Building Safety and Construction, will take up the post with immediate effect.

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Microbrewery fined £120,000 for breach of fire safety laws

Brewhouse and Kitchen have been prosecuted by Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) following a fire in 2018, in which the business failed to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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Property management company and contractors fined due to unsafe removal of asbestos

A construction company and a property management company have both been fined after failing to manage asbestos safely during a refurbishment of a former office block in Stockport.

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Food safety concerns for free school lunch boxes partially addressed

Food safety advice has been added to the updated guidance by the Lead Association for Caterers in Education (LACA) around free school meal box provision during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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