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The AGSM Safety & Compliance Conference & Exhibition in Scotland

  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 Gas Pipes article from Inside Housing

  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, […]

Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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

Grenfell Refurb Errors Identified in BRE Report

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.  

Amendment to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998

  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  

CORGI and The Association of Electrical Safety Managers join forces to offer free support to government organisations in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster

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 […]

TECHNICAL FOCUS: Fire Precautions in Buildings

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

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 […]