Category: Health & Safety

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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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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