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BESA urges industry to redouble site safety efforts

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned against safety complacency on construction sites during the new lockdown period. It congratulated the sector on its efforts so far to keep everyone safe, but stressed the industry was now under even more ...

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Over the line

Where do you draw the line in office social distancing? Dr Simon Joyston-Bechal, a Director at Turnstone Law looks at the lessons to be learnt from the HSE’s enforcement action against the Department for Work and Pensions We have all ...

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J S Wright achieves a new globally recognised management award

The mechanical and electrical building services specialist has achieved certification to the new ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management standard, the world’s first international OHS standard, which has replaced its BS OHSAS 18001 accreditation for protecting employees. Despite strict ...

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Avoid winter slips and falls

Safety Signs Manufacturer and Safety Products Supplier Spectrum Industrial have launched a campaign ‘Avoid Winter Slips and Falls to help raise awareness of the accidents that occur at workplace premises due to bad weather in the winter months. According to ...

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It’s in the cloud

Morphean’s CEO, Rodrigue Zbinden, on the benefits of Cloud-enabled access control for return to work procedures The return to work following lockdown brings many challenges for facilities and operations managers, with precautions being taken to enable businesses to operate at ...

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High praise

Conor Logan, Technical Director at Colt International explains why he welcomes the Draft Building Safety Bill and what it will mean for the service and maintenance of high-risk buildings There has been an intense focus on building and fire safety ...

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Jaguar Building Services awarded ISO 45001

Jaguar Building Services has been awarded ISO 45001 certification in recognition of its commitment to providing exceptional standards of health and safety. The prestigious international Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management has been given despite tough lockdown restrictions ...

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HSE to lead one of seven studies as part of a national Covid-19 research programme

Britain’s regulator for workplace health and safety has been asked to lead one of seven studies as part of a national Covid-19 research programme. The programme, funded by the UK government and fronted by the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir ...

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Hydro-X launches new offices across the UK

It has been a year of great uncertainties for businesses, and Hydro-X Group has been no exception. However, amid a global pandemic which is defining a ‘new normal’, shrinking businesses and forcing some SMEs out, Hydro-X Group has continued to ...

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Is an AED part of your COVID‑19 health and safety plan?

Your company has a COVID-19 health and safety plan with hand sanitisers and PPE (personal protective equipment), but does it include an automated external defibrillator (AED)? Is your workplace prepared to respond to sudden cardiac arrest? With a ZOLL AED and ...

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