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FOI Reveals UK Fire And Rescue Services Adapting Training To Prepare For New Safety Threats

Array of fire fighters' equipmentMajority of fire and rescue services have introduced specific operational training so staff are prepared to handle new threats as well as more “traditional” threats like fire and flooding.

“Reckless” Government Is Putting Workers At Risk Says Chief Executive Of British Safety Council

Social distancing sign on tiled floorBritish Safety Council demands clarity from government guidance for workers

The British Safety Council has today demanded that no worker be forced back to their workplace until it has been made safe. The government has indicated that more people should be going to work and last night the prime minister, Boris Johnson said: “You should go to work if you can’t work from home and to ensure you are safe at work we have been working to establish new guidance for employers to make workplaces COVID-secure”.

“Business As Usual” Should Not Be The Aim, Says CIBSE President

CIBSE logoIncoming CIBSE president Stuart MacPherson made an appeal for net carbon standards and an ambitious programme to refurbish existing buildings in his inaugural address this week. Delivering his speech via video, he called for targeted investment in low carbon solutions to drive recovery from the devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Engineering Services Bodies Issue Coronavirus Site Safety Guides

Grinding machine in use in construction siteLeading engineering services sector bodies BESA and ECA have jointly developed two new guides to help contractors to manage coronavirus-related issues on site.

Coronavirus: The Impact On The Cleaning And Hygiene Supply Chain

CHSA LogoThe coronavirus is having a significant impact on the cleaning and hygiene supply sector. CHSA members are now facing the most challenging trading conditions they have experienced.

‘Business As Usual’ For Door & Hardware Federation Amid COVID-19 Challenge

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) logoDoor & Hardware Federation (DHF) is keen to reiterate to its members and the wider industry that, despite the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s very much ‘business as usual’. Just two weeks ago, the proactive Tamworth-based trade association successfully launched its online training facility, and in so doing, responded swiftly to the continuing need to provide online training courses for its members and the industry as a whole. Although not a complete substitute for the face-to-face training courses, initial feedback has been positive.

Message from Chief Executive Sarah Albon – My first International Workers’ Memorial Day

HSE logoThis year, International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) feels more important than ever. It’s my first time commemorating the day both as HSE’s Chief Executive and personally, I can’t help but think on it in the context of these extraordinary times.

British Safety Council Marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Remember the Workers Who Have Died, Renew Our commitment to the Living

British Safety Council logo“Let’s make workplaces fit for heroes”: British Safety Council

The British Safety Council is today, Tuesday the 28th of April, marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work with a pledge to support workers’ safety through the coronavirus outbreak and beyond. It is also honouring the memory of all workers who have died during the coronavirus outbreak on Workers’ Memorial Day – a day traditionally given to the memory of workers who have been killed or injured at work, now including many healthcare workers.

BSI Uses Technology To Provide Clients Remote Alternatives To Traditional Auditing And Training

BSI Group logoBSI, the business improvement company, has a suite of solutions that enable the delivery of critical services and products without disruption to clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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