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‘80% of telescopic ladders sold online fail safety regulations’

New research by the Ladder Association has raised serious concerns that unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders are being sold to unsuspecting consumers in the UK. Many of these ladders appear fit for purpose and some are even reported to display fake labelling, giving customers false assurance. Read More

RoSPA’s Safer Stairs campaign achieves major breakthrough

RoSPA has confirmed that the campaign to make stairs safer has achieved a major breakthrough, as the Government commits to consultation on changing Building Regulations. Read More

ISO 45001 – Risks and opportunities with workplace safety

David Goodfellow, UK Business Assurance Manager at TÜV SÜD talks about the transition to ISO 45001, which replaces OHSAS 18001 from 31 March 2021. Read More

Crawley Council backs building site safety charter

Craley Borough Council is to back the Unite Construction Charter to help improve health and safety standards on local authority-run building projects. Read More

Hotel Fire and Safety in Tourism Accommodation in Europe

Fire safety in hotels across Europe varies considerably. Following a stay in a hotel in Hungary, Alan Cox was compelled Read More

Worker crushed to death following no risk assessment

A Wednesbury-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning manufacturer has been fined £150,000 after a worker was crushed to death while working in its warehouse. Read More

Work at Height Regulations – have they improved standards?

<span style="font-style: italic;">It is coming up to five years since the Work at Height Regulations came into force amid a storm of controversy. But have they had the desired effect in improving standards of safety? Mike Battman believes they have albeit with some retuning required.</span> Read More



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