Emergency Lighting Requirements

Legal Requirements – Emergency lighting provision is governed by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999; it’s also part of the fire safety provision of a building and a […]

Why was a Principle Contractor Sentenced?

Works were stopped and a principle contractor prosecuted after he had supervised unsafe excavation works, which out employees in danger and rendered the neighbouring property unstable. So what actually happened and went […]

“Reasonably Practicable” And What it Means

You may have seen this frequently mentioned in health and safety legislation term “so far as is reasonably practicable”, but do you know what it actually means? It is what’s known as […]

Time is coming to a close on Ionisation Smoke Detectors

It’s time to replace and upgrade those Ionisation smoke detectors, which contain a small amount of radioactive material proving to be an environmental problem for their disposal.  What’s the alternative?  Developments have […]

Scaffolding Contractor Fined following Worker’s Fall from Height

Whilst a worker was dismantling a temporary roof structure aka a tin hat scaffold, he fell approximately eight meters onto the roof of the property below and then onto the ground.  He […]

Hot & Cold Water Tanks

For those properties with an older water system there may be a hot and/or cold water tank located in the loft or another high point in the building, but it’s important not […]

£1 million fine for BUPA fire death

A BUPA care company has been ordered to pay fines and costs of over £1 million for a fire that killed a care home resident. It was during March 2016 that a […]

London Underground not liable for trespassers death

In January 2017, a 35 year-old IT specialist who was intoxicated and trying to make his way home during freezing conditions, went through a barrier and gates reserved for emergency use only, […]

Prepare for High-Rise “Safety Case Reports”

Those who own or manage high-rise residential building (HRB) are being urged by the HSE to start preparations for new legislation.  Each building will require detailed and accurate information so that managers […]