HSE International

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 …

Although fines have risen, prosecutions for health and safety crimes have fallen

Hugh Robertson, Senior Policy Officer for Health and Safety at the TUC, discusses concerns with the sharp decline (21%) in HSE prosecutions last year …

Government initiative grants £1m for virtual and augmented reality development (AWE) in construction

The Innovate UK funding, secured by a Soluis Group-led consortium, will aid the development an Augmented Worker System (AWE). Targeting cost, waste and productivity …

Big Ben silenced – a necessary precaution or health and safety gone mad?

Paul Vickers, Health and Safety Advisor with the ELAS Group, gives opinion on the silencing of Big Ben following media reports of a health and safety “excuse” …

The switch to electric cars – are we ready?

Although there has been an increase in the number of alternative fuel vehicles, including electric cars, they still make up a tiny percentage (1.2%) of all

CHAS launches eRAMS – a new Risk Assessment and Method Statement Service

The ‘eRAMS’ service, launched in collaboration with the ECA, is a concise e-service that will help businesses meet client and assessor requirements …

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…

Tata Steel fined £1m after uncontrolled release of toxic substances

In June 2011, a large quantity of toxic Benzole was released at a Tata Steel site in Scunthorpe. Appropriate safety measures had not been taken to prevent ..

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 …