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Restart, reset, reinvent – how to improve your organisation’s energy performance

In July, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) published its Roadmap to Recovery, setting out how the construction industry can adapt and support transformation following the COVID-19 pandemic. While the CLC’s roadmap focuses on the con...


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Home Office launches new fire safety consultation

Published alongside the draft Building Safety Bill, the Home Office has opened a new fire safety consultation as part of the government’s package of reform to improve building and fire safety in all regulated premises where people live, stay...


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Grenfell project manager did not know about fire safety regulations

Grenfell main contractor Rydon’s first project manager knew little of fire safety regulations or building regulations during the time that he worked on the Grenfell Tower refurbishment between May 2014 and July 2015. The Grenfell Inquiry hea...


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Landmark Bill to deliver biggest changes to building safety for 40 years

The government has published a landmark Bill to deliver the biggest changes to building safety for nearly 40 years. The Building Safety Bill, published in draft form on 20 July 2020, will impr...


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Failure to create safe working environment could result in jail for employers

Business owners that do not follow government rules to protect staff and customers as the lockdown is eased could find themselves in prison for breaking health and safety laws, the Business Secretary Alok Sharma has said. Sharma told BBC Radio 4&...


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BSI publishes updated guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published version 2 of its Safe Working Guidelines, designed to help organisations protect people at work from the ongoing coronavirus risks, mitigate outbreaks and build long-term resilience. The newly...