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.
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.
As part of ensuring the regulatory functions of the new regime, the new Building Safety Regulator will be responsible for assisting and encouraging the competence of those that manage buildings, the government has said.
If as an FM you are being tasked with getting people back to work safely and 'mass testing' is now in your remit, what does mass testing actually mean and what are your options? asks Stuart MacLennan, CEO at Circular1 Health.