Category: Property Safety & Fire

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

RIBA and Insurers Urge Wider Grenfell Reforms

Architects and Insurers have lined up to urge Dame Judith Hackitt to take a more ambitious stance on re-writing the rulebook on building safety and fire safety in her final post-Grenfell reform recommendations, due to be published this month. Architects, represented by the RIBA, Royal Institute of British Architects, have stressed the need for a Read More

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