• HSE Fee for Intervention (FFI) – Fit for purpose?

    10 September 2014

    Published on the 4th September 2014, an independent report into the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Fee For Intervention (FFI), concludes the scheme has so far proved effective and should remain. Implemented from 1st October 2012, through The Health and…

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  • Health and safety - conflicting messages but the same risks?

    03 September 2014

    In January 2012 David Cameron said, “This coalition has a clear new year’s resolution: to kill off the health and safety culture for good.” In October 2013 David Cameron said, “I think everyone has a duty to insist on the…

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  • Is health and safety just common sense?

    14 August 2014

    Those who know me would agree I am not particularly risk averse. I hurl myself down the South Downs on my mountain bike and let my children camp in the garden on their own. These are decisions I make looking…

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  • Directors and two firms fined for potential asbestos risk

    06 August 2014

    This very recent prosecution of Baxketh Ltd, a metal-recycling business and UK Tank Cleaning Ltd with fines totalling in excess of £28,000 and two directors being personally prosecuted and fined, once again serves to highlight the fact that poor asbestos…

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  • Is the EPC data worth the paper it’s written on?

    28 July 2014

    The Government is consulting on the impact of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) Regulations. Whilst the focus, rightly or wrongly (or politically?) seems to be on the effects on the domestic market, those with an interest in the non-domestic market…

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