Scotland: Consultation launched on building standards compliance and enforcement

The Scottish Government welcomes your comments and support. Consultation launched on building standards compliance and enforcement covering new Compliance Plan Manager for high risk building types, definition of high risk buildings, and enforcement. Read more https://consult.gov.scot/building-stand Have your say – consultation closes 4 February....

EduCODE 2022 is an Accelerated Training Opportunity

Dates for your Diary! Build Your Own Week of Training at EduCODE 2022 February 28 – March 4, 2022 Live at the Orleans Hotel and Virtual Topics covered include: Architectural, Code Enforcement, Electrical, Fire Protection, Leadership, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Structural Join us in Nevada or Virtually for this specialized training...

UK: Personal protective equipment at work regulations are changing

Safety of people is paramount. Employers responsibilities to workers regarding the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) are changing from 6 April 2022. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (PPER 2022) were laid before Parliament on 10 January 2022. The PPER 2022 amend the...

Zero tolerance: The impact of Covid on fire safety risk management

WOBO thanks IFSEC GLOBAL for the link to Hunter Seymour’s report. The yo-yo effect of an unpredictable Covid-driven timeline of lockdowns, alternating with easements of restrictions, has placed a massive burden of responsibility on risk management over the past two years, requiring constant vigilance from...

Fire in New York apartments leaves 17 dead

Fire – a constant problem and threat to life! Around 200 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze, which broke out on the second or third floor in an apartment building in the Bronx. At least 17 people have died, including nine children. A total...

UK: Hydrogen blending ready for UK-wide rollout

Energy sources to be maximised. The UK’s gas grid will be ready for distributors to begin using hydrogen and natural gas blends from 2023, industry body the Energy Networks Association (ENA) has stated, urging Ministers to increase policy support for the move. The Association, which...

NABERS: What does a carbon neutral certification entail?

NABERS offers a free course towards Carbon Neutral Certification. More and more businesses in Australia are building their overall trustworthiness and brand recognition by demonstrating their carbon neutral status. NABERS offers a pathway to achieve Climate Active Carbon Neutral certification, which represents the hallmark of...

UK Government launches new scheme for technologies producing hydrogen from biomass

Research and Technology benefits all. The UK government has launched a new programme to help develop innovative technologies to produce hydrogen, a clean energy source, from sustainable biomass and waste. The new Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme is supported by £5 million of government funding and will...

Dubai reinforces compliance

Building Codes are living documents. Dubai Executive Council issues Dubai’s new Building Code :: In order to maintain current administrative provisions within its building regulatory system, Dubai recently released an updated Dubai Building Code. The code was officially approved in October 2020, with its publication...

New York: Development of an RNG project at a municipal solid waste landfill located in the town of Bath.

Making landfill work for Society. Waga Energy, a European expert in the production of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from landfill gas, signed a contract with Steuben County, New York for the development of an RNG project at a municipal solid waste landfill located in the...

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