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SEC calls on Government to enhance powers for new building safety regulator

Construction

As the board charged with implementing the new Building Safety Regulator meets this week and Government begins to frame its legislation, a leading UK construction body has called for enhanced powers for the Regulator. The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group ...

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Safesite secures Jonesco plastics roof

Safesite, a supplier of fall protection solutions, has provided Jonesco (Preston) Ltd with a collective fall protection system that ensures maintenance teams accessing the rooftop are separated from hazards and all potential fall risks. Jonesco (Preston) Ltd is a family-run ...

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace

In the hierarchy of risk control, PPE is considered to rank lowest and represents the option of last resort. PPE is only appropriate where the hazard in question cannot be totally removed or adequately controlled by other means (for example ...

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Signing off

Kevin Rowe, Managing Director of SafetyBuyer.com describes the most common mistakes made when placing safety signs In a busy workplace, employees come into contact with many potential risks on a daily basis. In certain sectors where workers have to handle ...

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Leadec awarded two prestigious Health and Safety Management Awards at the first attempt

The British Safety Council awards industrial services specialist, Leadec, with two Sword of Honour awards for 2019. Leadec achieves its Sword of Honour awards by demonstrating excellence in the management of health and safety risks at two Jaguar Land Rover ...

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Spotlight on emergency lighting as Advanced appoints new business manager

Global fire and life safety company, Advanced, has appointed a new business manager to support the growth of its emergency lighting business. Matt Jones joins Advanced from his role as product manager at Apollo Fire Detectors. In his new role, ...

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Protecting employees and customers – through grit

By Prettpal Somel, UK Marketing Executive, Ambius According to the Met Office, freezing temperatures are expected to hit the UK as a cold spell descends from the Arctic. The winter months present new challenges for businesses to guarantee the safety ...

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New healthcare hot water guidance aims to ease compliance

In an effort to improve hot water provision in the healthcare sector, a new guide has been launched that outlines the most important technology to look out for when complying with Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 04-01. Created by Heatrae Sadia, ...

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Hold fire

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) with news of the new ‘MOT’ approval scheme for commercial kitchen fire protection systems As a facilities manager, you may be responsible for food preparation and a commercial kitchen within ...

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Snickers Workwear ProtecWork – increasing protection through layers

This fully accredited and independently tested Protective Wear for heat, flame, electrical arc and chemical risk environments delivers market-leading risk-protection in a wide range of hazardous working environments. The key features and benefits of the clothing includes the hi-tech, advanced ...

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