The Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent last Thursday (28 April) although many of its provisions will only come into force in a year to 18 months’ time to provide industry with sufficient time to prepare.
A chemical company has been fined £480,000 after one of its workers sustained superficial burns at its Hull factory. Flammable vapours ignited at Robert McBride’s site, a Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) lower tier establishment, and engulfed the worker’s upper torso.
All construction site staff and those with site responsibility should receive specific fire safety training to help limit or mitigate the damage caused by fires on future construction or restoration projects, argues the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).
Everyone involved in the design of high-rise buildings should take a proactive approach to managing building safety by planning ahead and preparing for the biggest overhaul of the regulatory framework in 40 years.