News List

  • E10 Checklist now live!

    Published on Monday, August 23rd, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    Checklist prior to the introduction of E10 Fuels into service station storage tanks Published: August 2021 Edition: 1st Status: Current In September 2021, the standard unleaded petrol grade in the UK will change to E10, in line with government mandate. E10 petrol contains up to 10% renewable ethanol, compared to 5% currently, which

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  • Fine after maintenance fitter dies in fall from height

    Published on Monday, July 26th, 2021 by Shirley Lovegrove

    IN COURT A forging company has been fined after an employee suffered a fatal injury when he fell from height from a mobile tower scaffold. A Stokes Group Limited employee George Clifford was fatally injured at the company site on Cochrane Road,  Dudley, West Midlands, after falling from a tower

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  • Construction workers urged to open up over stress

    Published on Monday, May 10th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    The construction industry is being encouraged to start talking about employee stress with the launch of a joint initiative between the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The CLC said the move was in response to “unprecedented strains” on workers as companies adopted new ways of

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  • Covid site safety here to stay, says BESA

    Published on Monday, May 10th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has become the first training provider to fully integrate Site Operating Procedures (SOPs) into its health and safety courses. Understanding SOPs will also become a pre-requisite for anyone applying for or updating their SKILLcard so making it a requirement for working on site. The

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  • HSE issues pressure valve safety alert for tanker operators

    Published on Friday, March 12th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    The Health and Safety Executive has issued a safety alert to fleet operators to check the pressure relief valves on road tankers are operating correctly. It follows an incident in 2020 when a valve got stuck open and was venting hazardous vapour. Tank containers and road tankers used for flammable,

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  • BUILDING RESILIENCE

    Published on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    COVID-19 has shown that OSH is critical to creating safe working environments. As this year’s ‘SafeDay’ underlines, investment in OSH research, systems and training is important for responding to future crises. First observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2003, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work

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  • IS FOOD SOLD THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA SAFE?

    Published on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    At-home food selling via Facebook, eBay and the like is all the rage thanks to lockdowns. The creativity is welcome, but are many businesses ignoring health and safety regulations? Nick Hughes reports. Covid-19 has been a boon for home-based food businesses. Whether it’s furloughed chefs preparing restaurant-quality meals from their

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  • Growing call for action on stranded seafarers

    Published on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    As the Covid-19 crisis swept across the globe with restrictions on travel and trade resulting in closed ports and cancelled flights, it began to cause severe delays to the ordinary rotation of cargo vessel crews between their ships and home ports. It soon became clear that this was not just

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  • Budget 2020: £1 billion Building Safety Fund announced to tackle Grenfell-style cladding

    Published on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 by admin

    In the first budget of 2020, the newly-appointed Chanceller of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced that extra funds will be made available from the Government to support the removal of combustible Grenfell-style cladding on tower blocks.  Experts had already commented that the original £600m would not be enough, even

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  • Centrica Business Solutions

    Published on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 by admin

    SPA Training Provider of the Month – March 2020 Training at Centrica Business Solutions At Centrica, we believe knowledge is power. Our wide range of electrical courses provide the practical skills that are great for your business and for your customers. Our training allows you to quickly gain the qualifications you need

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