News List

  • Construction cannot breathe easy over air pollution

    Published on Friday, February 7th, 2020 by Nick Underwood

    Since coal was first used in London in the 13th century, people have been concerned about the quality of air. Parliament has been legislating since 1845 to control air quality, particularly pollution caused by industry. Today, about 40,000 deaths in the UK each year are thought to be attributable to exposure to outdoor

    Read More…

    read more..

  • Keep workers safe in cold storage

    Published on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 by Nick Underwood

    A NEW guide has been published to help cold chain businesses keep on top of the specific health and safety challenges posed to employees operating in a cold environment. The Cold Chain Federation’s Keeping People Safe in a Cold Store provides a one-stop-shop overview of the major risks in a typical cold storage

    Read More…

    read more..

  • Rock City Stage Crew – February’s Training Provider of the Month

    Published on Friday, January 31st, 2020 by Nick Underwood

    SPA training providers come in all shapes and sizes, covering a wide variety of industries and sectors, and Rock City Stage Crew are no exception. In their own words . . . RCSC Training is an independent Forklift, First Aid and Health and Safety consultancy and training company, dedicated to

    Read More…

    read more..

  • Chippie fined £75k after workers burned by spilled oil

    Published on Friday, January 24th, 2020 by Nick Underwood

    A fish and chip shop has been prosecuted after three staff members were burned by hot oil when they decided to change the fat during business hours. On 26 September 2018 at Bizzie Lizzie’s High Street Car Park branch in Skipton, three employees including two managers changed the fat in the

    Read More…

    read more..

  • New measures to improve building safety standards

    Published on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 by Nick Underwood

    Government committed to delivering the biggest change in building safety for a generation Housing Secretary announces the new Building Safety Regulator within the Health and Safety Executive, to be established immediately Government sets out clarified and consolidated advice for building owners, proposal to extend cladding ban, update on fire sprinklers

    Read More…

    read more..

  • HSE to set up building safety regulator

    Published on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 by Nick Underwood

    A new building safety regulator is to be established within the Health & Safety Executive. The building safety regulator is a new official post that is being created as part of the government’s Building Safety Programme, set up in response to the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London. The legal

    Read More…

    read more..

  • Turning the tide on construction transport

    Published on Friday, January 10th, 2020 by Nick Underwood

    The £4.9bn Tideway tunnel is using river transport to cut road congestion and reduce the project’s impact on London’s air quality. CM reports. Tideway is London’s latest giant infrastructure project and the spoil excavated will total a staggering 3.7 million tonnes, of which 3.1 million will come from the 25km-long and

    Read More…

    read more..

  • Urgent action is needed to reduce fatal and serious crashes involving at-work drivers, says IAM RoadSmart

    Published on Monday, January 6th, 2020 by Nick Underwood

    Urgent action is needed to tackle the stagnation in the number of people killed or injured in collisions involving drivers working or travelling on business, according to IAM RoadSmart. The road safety charity’s concerns about a worrying lack of progress in driving down the number of work-related traffic incidents are

    Read More…

    read more..

  • BOZP Pardubice – Training Provider of the month for January 2020

    Published on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    In this series of monthly posts Safety Pass Alliance are proud to spotlight our valued training partners who diligently and professionally deliver SPA passport training programmes to hundreds of delegates each year. Firstly, we would like to introduce BOZP Pardubice Ltd, who are based in the Czech Republic city of

    Read More…

    read more..

  • Reducing Food Hazards

    Published on Monday, December 16th, 2019 by Nick Underwood

    Over the past few decades, there have been significant improvements in health and safety on food and drink manufacturing sites, with the overall injury rate dropping by over 50% since 1990/91. However, the sector is still responsible for over a quarter of all manufacturing injuries – more than 5,000 incidents

    Read More…

    read more..