A report commissioned by the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and published last month misses some “crucial practicalities”, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
Developments involving high-rise residential buildings must demonstrate they have been designed with fire safety in mind before planning permission is granted – including through their site layout – and with access provided for fire engines, according to new rules announced this week.
Project Specification Group, a unit of manufacturing company ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, has reiterated the importance of construction compliance to protect the safety of a building’s residents.
Three pivotal Network Rail High Speed (NRHS) stations where Churchill Cleaning supplies hygiene services have all gained Certificates of Assurance from Bureau Veritas for “exceptional” cleanliness standards that have helped to minimise the Covid-19 threat.
Provisional data released this month shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year, though the number of deaths in 2019/20 (113) was low compared to other recent years.