Category: Health & Safety

Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April 2018

TUC: UK health and safety regulations break international law

In 2015, the Government pushed through a law that exempted a large number of self employed people from the protection of the Health and Safety at Work Act.  Click here to read more.

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London Air Pollution Training

Site safety stand-down to cover whole of construction

Sites across the whole construction sector will stop work as part of a safety stand-down in April.  Click here to read more.

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Report on London’s ‘dangerous’ air quality cites Victoria line as pollution hotspot

The Victoria line is an air pollution “hotspot”, according to a new study on air quality in London.  Click here to read more.

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Workers’ Memorial Day 28th April

Grenfell – plastic industry & Deadly deregulation etc

Sky News has done a great piece on how deregulation of health and safety/fire safety, privatising/commercialising enforcement and allowing business- in this case the plastics industry and insulation businesses-  to get involved with setting rules and regulations which  lead to

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Housing safety system needs updating

HHSRS struggles to tackle excess cold.  Click here to read more.

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HSE – summary health and safety statistics for the UK

http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/overall/hssh1617.pdf

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Sprinklers to be installed at council tower blocks

Sprinklers look set to be installed at tower blocks across the borough following a fire safety review by Waltham Forest Council.  Click here to read more.

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