HSE International

Triumph for Considerate Constructors Scheme National Award Winners 2017

On 2 and 3 November, the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Most Considerate Companies and Suppliers were crowned at this year’s National Awards in London …

Unlicensed contractor fined for unlawful asbestos removals

Mark John Gibson of High View, Bridgend, was contracted to remove asbestos containing materials from properties on two occasions while unlicensed to do so..

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…

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 …

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…

Companies plead guilty to breaching Work at Height Regulations after sub-contractor’s fatal 7 meter fall

On 20 July 2012, the sub-contractor working for Quality 1st Building Services Ltd was undertaking remedial work to a roof at a domestic property …

Judith Hackitt to chair government’s independent review following Grenfell Tower disaster

An independent review of building regulations and fire safety has been announced by the government following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower …

Ilfracombe landlord Allan King sentenced after endangering tenants with unsafe gaswork

In September 2016, Allan King replaced a boiler at his rented property despite have no training in gas work and not being registered with Gas Safe Register

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 ….

LKAB Minerals (Richmond) Ltd fined after worker lost fingers when a gate fell onto his hand

Two LKAB Minerals workers were attempting repairs to a gate weighing over 400kg and using a forklift. A four leg lifting chain that was too long slipped …