Category: Health & Safety

Architects Face New Safety Test For Chartered Status

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is to introduce a new test of architects’ “capability” in health & safety as a mandatory part of its membership from 2019. The RIBA says that its members have “been put under increasing pressure to demonstrate their health & safety competency to clients and the industry”. The test Read More

New Safety Agency Proposed

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has proposed augmenting the Joint Competent Authority set out in the Hackitt Review with a new Building Standards Agency to act as guardian of professional “competence” in fire safety. In its response to the review’s final report, the CIC – representing 500,000 professional through its member organisations – says that Read More

Fatalities At Work Track Up To 144

Self-employed workers have a fatality rate double that of employees, with construction and agriculture accounting for the highest number of deaths, according to provisional Health & Safety Executive annual statistics on fatalities at work for 2017/18. One third of the 144 fatalities at work involved self-employed workers, with a frequency rate of 0.84 fatalities per Read More

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