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Social housing regulator issues councils with safety notice after Home Standard violations

England’s Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has written to all councils that own housing stock reminding them of their responsibilities under the regulatory standards for tenants’ safety and health.

Electrical contractor fined after two fell down floor hatch

Two pensioners sustained injuries when they fell through an uncovered floor hatch at a home in Scotland, a court has been told.

Wall collapse costs Essex council £133,333

A local authority that failed to heed homeowners’ warnings about an unsafe wall has been fined after it collapsed on to a six-year-old girl. 

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REACH: the clock is ticking

In the first of two articles on the EU’s overarching chemicals licensing regulation, we consider the impact of the upcoming registration deadline. 

Table Talk: ISO 45001 management standard

To coincide with the launch of the new international standard, we gather four experts to discuss the differences between it and the outgoing standard BS OHSAS 18001. 

Humber Bridge: open all hours

Maintaining the Grade 1 listed structure involves working round high wind speeds and 24/7 traffic flow.

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