With the Health and Safety Executive applying larger fines linked to prosecutions for workplace injuries, FMs have a duty to ensure individuals carrying out work at height are suitably competent. John Hynes explains.
At present, the IET Wiring Regulations - otherwise known as BS 7671 - only take steps to safeguard against fire and electric shock. These regulations are now under full review, says the ECA's Bill Wright.
Land remediation expert Henry Simpson looks at the risks posed by land contamination from industrial uses past and present, and outlines the regulations that FMs should consider when dealing with such sites.
Are we blinded by an abundance of energy data? Perhaps we are, given that (evidence suggests) all too often we are not actually using it, says Paul Bennett, of building services sustainability and environmental consultancy BSSEC.