21 years ago on 24th October 2002, the Control of Lead at Work Regulations (CLAW) were ‘made’, which means they had been completed and were ready to be laid before Parliament, 31st October, 2002. They came into force 21st November, 2002. So what? You may ask. This week, 22nd – 29th October, is International Lead […]
Advice on the fire safety matters that should be considered by local planning authorities, applicants and other technical specialists involved in high rise residential and educational accommodation buildings at the planning stage, has been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Ron Alalouff reports. Read more on the SHP Online website.
Construction sites face a summer of checks from health and safety inspectors clamping down on dust control. The Health and Safety Executive announced that from 15 May until July, it will visit sites to ensure that employers and workers are using the right controls to protect workers from inhaling harmful dust. Read more via Construction […]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a campaign to remind people working in construction to manage the risks associated with asbestos. Despite the substance being banned in the building industry since 1999, figures show that 5,000 people a year still die from asbestos-related diseases. It didn’t disappear when it was banned in the UK […]