building safety


Seven years on from Grenfell – Has anything changed?

Today (14 June) marks the seventh anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. SHP hears from the team at passive fire protection specialists, Quelfire, on what changes have been happening since the tragedy. Read More

Guidance documents aims to boost competence standards in residential occupied sector

The Building Safety Alliance has published two documents aimed at bolstering competence standards of professionals within the residential occupied sector. Read More

Hundreds of workplace buildings to be inspected for safety this week

Buildings across the country will be checked for RAAC, asbestos and fire-hazards associated with the Grenfell tragedy. Read More

Graham Watts OBE appointed Chair of BSCF

Graham Watts OBE, chief executive of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), has been appointed as the new Chair of the Building Safety Competence Foundation (BSCF). Read More

Legal insight: Common errors in fire safety

Hannah Eales, Partner at law firm Kingsley Napley, discusses the role of Accountable Persons and urges for familiarisation with their duties under building and fire safety regulations. Read More

‘All roads lead to the client’: IOSH Aviation and Aerospace Conference

Health and safety professionals from airports, carriers and maintenance firms came together for the event near London Heathrow Airport last month. SHP’s Rhianna Sexton reports from the event. Read More

Building Safety Act: Implications for construction clients

CIOB Client Champion Paul Nash, explains what clients need to know about their responsibilities as a dutyholder under the Building Safety Act and related secondary legislation. Read More

HSE extends RBI deadline for building control profession

Philip White, Director of Building Safety for HSE, outlined the extension in a letter to the building control industry in England last week. Read More

New cladding fire risk identified and could be “tip of iceberg”

A London Council has warned that low-rise timber-frame homes retrofitted with a fire-spreading plastic cladding could be mirrored across the country. Read More

Building Safety Regulator launches campaign for residents of high-rise buildings

The new Building Safety Regulator is asking all those living in tall buildings in England to be aware of how new Building Safety laws affect them. Read More



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