Care Home Fire Safety Failures

March 6, 2019

The London Fire Brigade recently published the results of in depth inspections they carried out at 177 care homes across the capital. They state that serious fire safety failures were found in 57% of the homes. The main areas of concern ...

Wood Burning Thatch

February 14, 2019

New guidance has been published on the safe use of wood burning and multifuel stoves in thatched buildings. Following reports that the growing popularity and use of wood burning and multi-fuel stoves have been responsible for an increasi...

Sedentary Work and Health

February 14, 2019

In 2015 the HSE launched the Workplace Health Expert Committee (WHEC) to provide independent expert opinion on new and emerging issues in workplace health. The WHEC recently carried out a review of scientific research and published a pos...

Bacteria and Legionella Testing Factsheeets

February 14, 2019

The Water Management Society (WMSoc) has made available a number of factsheets produced by the Rapid Microbiology Industry Liaison Group. The factsheets aim to give information about a number of current rapid test kits and their potentia...

Tower Crane Safety Alert

January 26, 2019

The HSE has issued a safety alert following the collapse of a tower crane jib in high winds. While the causes of the incident have not yet been fully established investigations so far suggest that problems with maintenance of the slew br...

Safety Standards For Lorries in London

January 26, 2019

In 2016 the London Mayor first announced plans to improve road safety in the city by setting minimum vision standards for HGV’s driving in the city. It was initially proposed that vehicles would be given a zero to five star rating base...

How Is Your Fire Brigade Performing?

January 26, 2019

The HMICFRS (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services) is currently carrying out an inspection of all 45 fire and rescue services in England. This is the first independent inspection in 12 years and is focuss...

New Drug Driving Law for Scotland

January 26, 2019

Traditionally it has been illegal to drive a motor vehicle in a public place while unfit through drink or drugs. Specific limits have been in place for alcohol for many years, however without specific limits it can be difficult for the a...

Highway Code Updated

January 26, 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) recently announced that the Highway code has been updated to provide more detailed advice on safely using remote control parking and motorway assist functions. Under mobile phones and in ve...

Happy Birthday Safety Squirrel

January 26, 2019

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) recently announced that their road safety mascot, Tufty, has reached his 65th birthday. Originally created in 1953 Tufty has helped to spread safety messages to millions of childr...

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