We are delighted to announce the AGSM Safety & Compliance Conference & Exhibition is being held on 13th September at Crieff Hydro in Scotland. It is the first show in Scotland dedicated to supporting the role of safety and compliance professionals in social housing and facilities management. With a host of expert speakers and […]
Grenfell Tower’s gas pipes had incomplete fire safety protection, expert tells inquiry NEWS 18/06/18 6:00 PM BY SOPHIE BARNES New gas pipes installed in Grenfell Tower as part of a major refurbishment had incomplete fire safety protection at the time of the fire. Gas pipes had incomplete fire safety protection at time of fire, […]
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £300,000 after failing to control the risk to patients from exposure to legionella bacteria in its water systems. Follow this link to Installer Online to read all about it.
The Guide to the GDPR explains the provisions of the GDPR to help organisations comply with its requirements. It is for those who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection. For more information visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website at the link below. https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr
Findings by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) has alleged substantial and significant shortcomings in the building’s 2016 refurbishment. Read about it in Construction Weekly here.
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendments) 2018 come into effect today http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/139/introduction/made. The HSE webpages are being updated to reflect this and the changes will be live later today. Here is a link to the revised version of L56 Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances. http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l56.htm
In the wake of the devastating Grenfell Tower disaster, CORGI Technical Services and the Association of Electrical Safety Managers (AESM) are working together to offer free, confidential support to local and national government organisations, to help avoid similar incidents in the future. Claire Heyes, CEO of CORGI Technical Services stated: “The terrible disaster at Grenfell […]
Undertaking work on any gas appliances within a commercial catering establishment can be a very specialist activity. It is highly unlikely that a gas engineer who predominately works on a domestic boiler would have either the technical expertise, or the tools to be able to operate within this field. When ACS, Gas Assessments, were first […]
Fire protection is intended to firstly, and most importantly, preserve life and then to preserve property. It is also there to prevent the passage and spread of smoke and fire to allow for the safe escape of any occupants. Fire protection is also intended to reduce the amount of damage caused to the building structure […]
Flueless gas fires, you either love them or hate them. Bearing in mind that these gas appliances have now been around in the UK for more than a decade, and before that these were, and still are, exceedingly popular in other countries around the world (in particular Japan, Australia and USA), there are no signs […]