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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.

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.


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Learning from: behavioural economists

How can a combination of psychology and economics, in particular nudge theory, benefit OSH practitioners? 

Fire safety and evacuation: Step by step

Aaron David Carter looks at the legal requirements, good practice and pitfalls to avoid when procuring and using evacuation chairs.

Fire safety and evacuation: Locus of control

Gary Laird and Martin Brennan set out the main features of fire control systems.