The Building a Safer Future report proposes reforming the building and fire safety regulatory framework to prevent tragedies like Grenfell Tower occurring again, but what do the changes mean in practice?
The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) has committed to ongoing inspections of farms to reduce the number of accidents. Farming was a “high-risk way of life from a health and safety point of view,” HSENI chief executive Robert Kidd told Farming Life magazine.
Jersey’s Health and Safety Inspectorate has issued 22 prohibition notices this year, just three less than the total for the whole of 2018. The rise in enforcement activity is being driven by a thriving building industry, the inspectorate believes.
The safety and health rules businesses impose on each other – often referred to as “blue tape” – combined with inconsistent, sometimes incompetent advice threaten to discredit sensible regulation and good guidance and practice.
The All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height has urged the government to take forward the recommendations in its report after the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest statistics showed an increase in the number of fatal injuries caused by a fall from height.