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The Independent review into building regulations and fire safety was published in May suggesting it was time for a "radical rethink" but stopping short of banning the use of combustible materials.

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Catherine Hackett
HSM Editor
chackett@western-bp.co.uk
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EVENTS
Maintec
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018
Health & Safety Event - Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
The Fire Safety Event - Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
The Facilities Event - Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
12th - 13th September 2018
LATEST NEWS
Independent review on building regs and fire safety published

THE INDEPENDENT review into building regulations and fire safety has been published and calls for a "radical rethink" but does not ban the use of combustible materials.

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Free BSIF PPE webinar

HEALTH AND Safety Matters (HSM) magazine and the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) will be running a free webinar on how to comply with the new PPE regulations.

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The winners of IIRSM's Risk Excellence Awards 2018

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) has announced the winners of its inaugural Risk Excellence Awards.

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Company fined £250,000 after worker crushed to death

RRS London Waste Papers has been sentenced after health and safety breaches resulted in the death of one of their employees.

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British Safety Council announces two senior executive appointments

The British Safety Council has appointed Paul Fakley as Engagement Director. This is a new post in the organisation. Paul joins the charity and membership body from Travel and General Insurance Services (which included the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust), where he was Sales and Marketing Director. Prior to this he was Group Marketing & Business Development Director for Circle Housing.

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Construction company fined more than 500k following overhead power lines incident

A construction company has been fined after a tipper vehicle driven by one of its employees came into contact with overhead power lines during the construction of a waste transfer station.

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Building companies fined for completely disregarding health & safety regulations

Coast & Country Construction Limited and Paul Humphries Architects Ltd have both been sentenced after serious breaches of their health and safety duties.

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uvex techware - Leading the way in smart PPE

Intelligent PPE, enhanced with a range of integrated digital functions through smart electronic devices worn on the body, is the latest innovation from uvex.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Alphashield 2200 - bound to deliver greater protection for workers

Personal protective equipment manufacturer Alpha Solway has enhanced its Alphashield range of lightweight Type 5/6 coveralls with the launch of its 2200 - featuring fully bound seams.

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Why visit EssentialSkillz at the Safety & Health Expo?

EssentialSkillz offers four reasons why you shoul visit them on stand M255 at the Safety & Health Expo.

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High visibility safety boot

Brightboot provides a compliant waterproof safety boot, combined with compliant hi - visibility materials, suitable for many industry sectors from construction to mining. Brightboot employs innovative thinking to offer measurable differentiation and benefits, unlike any other product on the market, including 360 degree hi-visiblity in low light, daylight and at night.

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Seaward launches Apollo+ Series

The new Apollo+ Series from Seaward now comes with improved functionality and accessories, including an external rechargeable battery pack and the ability to print and scan QR codes.

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Casella's noise monitoring, dust and air quality measurement solutions

The Apex2 I.S personal air sampling pumps are intrinsically safe and compatible with the Casella Airwave App, to enable users to remotely start, pause or stop a measurement run and transmit data directly to multiple user inboxes, simplifying reporting.

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The future of HAVS is in your hands

Pulsar Instruments newest product the Pulsar vB Hand Arm Vibration Meter is the ideal instrument to measure the vibration of power tools to help protect your workers from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Vibration white finger.

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Cirrus Research makes some noise about UK's Noise Action Week

Noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research sponsored this year's national Noise Action Week running from May 21-26.

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Safe cooperation with robot colleagues

At automatica 2018 in Munich, Germany, the Schmersal Group is showcasing an extensive range of coordinated safety components and safety systems for industrial robots.

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