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Government releases funding to replace Grenfell-style cladding

The UK government has handed out £248m to social landlords to fund the replacement of combustible cladding on their high-rise residential buildings that are 18 m or over in England.

Eni UK served notice for defective valves on Douglas Complex

The UK arm of an Italian oil and gas company has been handed an improvement notice after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that a significant number of safety critical firewater ring main isolation valves on connecting platforms were seized open.

Government's partial ban on combustible cladding ‘doesn’t go far enough’

The UK government’s announcement that the use of combustible materials on the external walls of residential tower blocks will no longer be allowed does not go far enough, IOSH, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have 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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