Ahead of new alarm legislation, SELECT and SCOTSS issue urgent alert over sub-standard and potentially unsafe heat, smoke and carbon monoxide products

Influential trade association SELECT has joined the Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS) to warn that all heat, smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms being fitted under new legislation must comply with the relevant product standards. The leading bodies’ joint alert about sub-standard and potentially unsafe products comes as the February Continue Reading

Strong performance for the Health and Safety Products market due to Covid-19 Pandemic

The UK market has continued to perform strongly, buoyed by increased demand for PPE and hygiene products due to Covid, although overall market performance differs dramatically by sector, due to the lockdown measures imposed on businesses in 2020/early 2021. Given increased demand for many of the health and safety products Continue Reading

As restrictions ease, CICV Forum issues new health and safety guidance and urges construction industry to keep focusing on hygiene

As Scotland moves towards further easing of restrictions, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued more timely guidance and sounded a cautionary note, urging the sector to focus on health and safety to protect colleagues, customers and families. The unique collaboration says the sector is “not out of the woods yet” and, Continue Reading

Building a Safer Future Charter launches with first companies on way to becoming ‘Charter Champions’

The Building a Safer Future (BSF) Charter has launched its ‘Charter Champion’ company initiative to help companies drive the systemic culture change required to put building safety first. Through robust self-assessment, benchmarking and independent verification, the BSF Charter Champion company initiative will help companies identify potential issues and, in turn, develop continuous Continue Reading

Health and Safety in the Warehouse

It is essential business owners prioritise the health and safety of their workforce. Whatever the industry, employers have a duty of care to their employees. This is especially the case in work environments like warehouses which pose a greater risk to the health of the employees. Here, there are risks workers need be aware of and protective Continue Reading

Health and safety training goes 4D for HS2

Health and safety in construction is getting a much-needed boost courtesy of funding from HS2 via the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. A new customisable online training tool is now in development by specialists in cloud-based Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital twins, 3D Repo, in collaboration with 4D consultancy, Freeform, and Balfour Beatty Continue Reading