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Five-star hotel pleads guilty after gas explosion injured 14

The owner of the Hyatt Regency London, a luxury hotel in Portman Square, Marylebone, may be fined as much as £4m for a gas explosion that injured 14 people in 2014.

Social housing best practice group set up to inform building safety and fire policy

The UK government has established a best practice group that will look at ways to engage social housing residents and help them raise concerns over building safety and fire issues.

RIBA criticises Approved Document B in response to consultation

Residential buildings should be designed so occupants either can safely stay put or evacuate in the event of a fire, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has said.

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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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