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Shell fined S$400k after six workers suffered burns in Pulau Bukom fire

Shell Eastern Petroleum has been fined after a fire broke out at its refinery on Pulau Bukom island, which is located about 5 km to the south of Singapore’s main island, in 2015.

Fire service safety audits drop 42% in seven years

The number of fire safety audits carried out by a third of fire and rescue services in England fell by 42% over a seven-year period.

Government to toughen fire regulation in light of Hackitt review recommendations

The government has agreed to introduce a new regulatory framework to improve fire safety in high-rise residential tower blocks in response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of regulation following the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017.

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Paul Wright, Biffa

The waste management contractor’s new OSH director plans to adapt COMAH industry techniques to continue a downward trend in accidents. 

Good in a storm

In emergencies many people will instinctively do things unlikely to save them. But you can rectify that. 

Piper Alpha: regime changer

July 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the oil industry’s worst disaster, which changed safety regulation and practice.

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