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Government sets deadline for developers involved in the cladding crisis to agree a plan of action

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove has issued a warning to developers that they must pay to fix the cladding crisis that they caused as he overhauls the government’s approach to building safety. Gove has ...

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The Building Safety Manager: Achieving competence

Following the Grenfell tragedy, there is an identified need to improve building safety performance by focusing upon improving the competence, and the behaviour, of the workforce at all levels. International Workplace’s Kelly Mansfield addresses what competence means and how it ...

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inotec UK completes a major line marking project

Leading high quality floor marking installations, RFID and barcode labels specialist, inotec, recently completed an impressive line marking project for one of the UK’s food and drink logistics providers. The project was undertaken in one of the company’s extremely busy ...

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Fire Safety Act 2021 prompts risk assessment review

Landlords and duty holders are being encouraged to prepare for the Fire Safety Act 2021 which will make significant changes to fire safety regulation. Safety and compliance expert, Bureau Veritas is describing the legislation as a “new era for building ...

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Building Safety Bill is published with aim to create lasting generational change

The Building Safety Bill on the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained has been published today and includes plans for a new regulator who forms the heart of a building safety changes. The Bill, said Housing ...

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Only 1% of buildings complying with vital fire safety measure, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has raised it concerns over the huge numbers of fire and smoke dampers remaining untested in thousands of buildings across the UK, which play a crucial role in fire safety. The Association fears that ...

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SOCOTEC rebrands Butler & Young

The testing, inspection and compliance services provider has announced the rebrand of Butler & Young, specialists in building control and fire consultancy services. Acquired by SOCOTEC in 2019, the Butler & Young portfolio includes Butler & Young Approved Inspectors, one of ...

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Driving change for a safer future

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has launched an industry-wide consultation into a new proposed Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), to gather the views on the Code before it is formally launched later this year. The new Code addresses the ...

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HSE appoints chief inspector of buildings for the new Building Safety Regulator

The Health and Safety Executive (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 ...

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