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 …

Olympic Varnish Company fined after employee suffered burns

The Olympic Varnish Company worker suffered burn injuries following a fire caused by use of highly flammable liquid to clean rollers on a coating machine …

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…

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 …

Company pleads guilty to breaching CDM regulations after scaffold collapse

The collapse narrowly avoided an office worker but resulting in serious damage to parked cars. Swanage and Dorset Scaffolding and Roofing Limited pleaded …

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 …

Experts say increasing penalties for health and safety offences continue with new manslaughter sentencing guidelines

The manslaughter sentencing guidelines are set to contribute to the growing trend of stronger penalties for health and safety offences in the workplace…

Wakefield engineering firm in court after agency worker injures hand on lathe

Hallamshire Engineering Service Ltd of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974…

Grenfell Tower Fire: Safety organisations will meet with Government to discuss fire regulations

Leading safety bodies will meet ministers for talks on UK building and fire regulations in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster. RoSPA, IOSH and …