Category: Health & Safety

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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Building fire safety ‘must improve’, London Fire Brigade warns

More serious fires such as that at Grenfell Tower could happen unless safety measures get more priority, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned.  Click here to read more.

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Why does the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement include asbestos?

A Free Trade Agreement signed by Canada and Ukraine, which came into effect recently includes asbestos.  Click here to read more.

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Quarter of firefighters axed as union warns of staffing crisis

A Home Office report has revealed the number of firefighters employed by fire and rescue services has been reduced by nearly a quarter over the past decade.  Click here to read more.

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Brexit & Breast cancer: what does Brexit have to do with breast cancer?

When: 26 October 2017 Where: Attlee Room, Portcullis House Time: 11 am – 1 pm  

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Figures reveal toll of asbestos in schools

From teaching assistants to teachers to pupils, asbestos in schools is a killer and cuts to school funding can only make the situation worse.  Click here to read more.

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Tories have cut fire safety inspectors by more than a quarter since 2010

A STAGGERING 28 per cent of fire safety inspectors have been slashed by the Tories and their lackeys, a shocking new report revealed last week.  Click here to read more.

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New £15 million programme to help train one million in mental health first aid

A new £15 million programme will see up to 1 million people trained in basic mental health “first aid” skills. The programme will improve personal resilience and help people recognise and respond effectively to signs of mental illness in others. 

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Labour conference: Diane Abbott demands justice for Grenfell victims and says disaster highlights Tories’ failure

Diane Abbott has called for justice for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze and said the disaster was a direct consequence of deregulation of fire standards.  Click here to read more.

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