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Government clarifies building regulations fire safety guidance

The government has clarified building regulations fire safety guidance, following recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt, and is seeking views on the revisions in a consultation launched on 19 July. The Secretary of State for Communities, Rt...


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New occupational health and safety standard published

The revised occupational health and safety standard GRI 403 has been released by international sustainability reporting organisation, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The standard has been revised to focus on the presence of robust occupational...


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HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2016. The provisional annual ...


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ACAS issues hot weather tips for employers during heatwave

ACAS has offered some top tips to help employers manage workplace challenges caused by the hot weather. "The sizzling weather may be ideal for the beach but staff getting into work during one of the hottest weeks of the year may not feel the sa...


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HSE addresses high rate of worker fatalities in waste sector

A report published this week by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) underlines the importance of better safety management systems and awareness, and personal responsibility, in creating a stronger health and safety culture across the resource an...


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Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd fined half a million pounds after exposing workers to debilitating condition

Contractor Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd has been sentenced after exposing workers to a debilitating health condition over a nine-year period. The company was fined £500,000 after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that work...