HSE International

TUC publishes new fire safety guidance following Grenfell tragedy

New fire safety guidance from the TUC details fire safety law, assessment requirements, and the implementation of policies to prevent and protect workers…

Manslaughter charges for men in connection with death of carpenter David Clark

Michael Holland, 69, and Grant Oakes, 46, were found guilty and sentenced to nine months in prison respectively, after the death of David Clark in 2014 …

Security Industry Authority – Buying Manned Security Services

Dave Humphries, Director of Partnerships and Interventions at the Security Industry Authority, discusses ensuring quality in the UK’s private security industry …

Which? tests reveals unsafe smoke alarm that fails to detect smoke

New Which? smoke alarm tests reveal that an expensive, smart smoke alarm failed to detect smoke in two fire situations and is named a Don’t Buy…

Latest government tests show cladding materials don’t meet regulations

The additional test of cladding, consisting of Aluminium Composite Material cladding and fire retardant polyethylene filler with phenolic foam insulation …

NCA steps up response to modern slavery and human trafficking

Modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT) in the UK is more prevalent than previously thought, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). Figures …

Second wall cladding system passes latest government fire safety test

The latest wall cladding combination tested as part of the government’s series of large-scale fire safety tests has passed and meets current Building Regulations guidance…

Grenfell public inquiry must listen to us, say firefighters

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is urging the inquiry team and the government to listen to firefighters, emergency fire control operators and to the FBU itself, regarding the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster ….

Soft toy stuffing company sentenced after worker’s hand was amputated

The Stuffing Plant Ltd (TSP) of Whitelea Grove Industrial Estate, Mexborough, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 …

Health & Safety Executive issues statement following fatal incident at Ohio Theme Park

A number of theme park rides across England have been temporarily closed following a fatality at an Ohio Theme Park. The HSE has initiated re-inspections …