Businesses must empower young people to act against the climate crisis

The future is in their hands! Dan Tingle, New Talent and STEM Manager at National Grid explores how businesses can tap into enthusiastic younger generations to enable a just response to the climate crisis. With the world ready to descend on Glasgow in a matter...

Milan tower block blaze preliminary report: “A disaster waiting to happen”

WOBO thanks IFSEC Global for the link to the article by Ron Alalouff. The fire at the 18-storey Torre del Moro in Milan in late August – which ripped through the exterior cladding of the building – was “a disaster waiting to happen” and shared...

Good ventilation can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace

WOBO recognises the need for good ventilation. Good ventilation can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace HSE is continuing to update its ventilation guidance encouraging all workplaces to continue to work safely. As more people have returned to the workplace, using good...

Barbour: Legislation Update for October 2021 eBook

WOBO thanks Barbour for their legislative update. The Barbour Legislation Update for October 2021 eBook is your FREE all-in-one guide to help you understand new laws, standards and regulatory changes from the last few months. This comprehensive eBook will take you through: •  Summaries of recent updates...

UK: West Midlands Gigafactory unveils further plans to develop the UK’s largest battery Gigafactory

Batteries – a route forward! West Midlands Gigafactory, a public private joint venture between Coventry City Council and Coventry Airport Ltd, has unveiled further plans to develop the UK’s largest battery Gigafactory as it continues to explore investment opportunities with battery manufacturers from around the...

England: Building safety – Draft secondary legislation published

WOBO Governor David Gibson appreciates the update provided by LABC. Last week the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) issued eight drafts of secondary legislation likely to accompany the Building Safety Bill. These cover all the main areas of the proposed legislation and of particular...

BSI-127: Pests Can Really Bug You

WOBO acknowledges that pest management is essential to protect people and the built environment. Five Integrated Pest Management Strategies to Consider. Pests include insects and animals that have a harmful effect on humans, food or living conditions.  Pests include insects, termites, ants, cockroaches, mice, rats...

ANSI: World Standards Week

Sustainable development!  World Standards Week, celebrated internationally each year in October, honors the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations and aims to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the...

Heat and Buildings Strategy: Green economy reacts, expressing hopes for more funding and tighter deadlines

WOBO acknowledges support for green energy but how much is enough? Key figures from across the UK’s green economy have weighed in on the Heat and Buildings Strategy, with the general conclusion being that, while the ambition is welcome, measures will not be enough to...

International: MERIT 2022 Timetable Announced

WOBO encourages participation in this International activity. The Timetable for MERIT 2022, the annual construction business game supported by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institute of Building and Loughborough University has been announced, with Registration opening November 2021 and available until the game starts...

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