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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

ISO 52000: Leading the way on clean energy building standards

ISO 52000 contains a detailed method of assessing energy performance as the total primary energy used for heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation and domestic hot water of buildings…

ISO/IEC 30182: Smart city concept model published

In 2007, over 50% of the world’s population lived in cities and today, that proportion is far higher. A new standard, ISO/IEC 30182, helps ongoing growth be safe & sustainable…

Worker punctures lungs falling 8m through Salford storage shed roof

The man fell through a timber storage shed roof in 2016 and suffered multiple injuries including a broken leg, elbow and ribs. He punctured his lungs and also had his spleen removed as a result of the fall…

Solar panel firm fined after worker fell 3.5m through roof void

The man suffered injuries including bleeding on the brain, a fractured spleen and fractured ribs. Solarjen Ltd, known as Paul O’Brien Solar Installations…

Five illuminating reasons businesses should switch to LEDs this Earth Day

With National Earth Day approaching, Lyco throws light on why LEDs are an easy way for businesses to reduce its environmental footprint and save money…

Call for action on windfarm safety after two deaths in Scotland

In Scotland, a 37 year old Portuguese worker and a 32 year old Spanish worker have died within two weeks of each other in separate windfarm incidents…

Forestry worker killed by falling tree in Scottish Borders

Emergency services were called to Sunderland Hall estate, near Selkirk, on Tuesday evening, following reports that the man very badly injured. He was pronounced dead at the scene…

Winners of Renewable Energy Health and Safety Awards announced

All the nominees for this year’s awards were of a very high quality, highlighting how seriously safety practices are taken by renewable energy developers…

France bans plastic cutlery and crockery

The new law ensures that producers of disposable plates, cups and cutlery make their products with biologically sourced materials that can be composted.