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...

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...

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...

HSE: Controlling noise at work

WOBO welcomes the support provided by the UK Health and Safety Executive. Many people are exposed to noise levels at work that may be harmful, leading to permanent and incurable hearing damage. This third edition of Controlling noise at work (L108) is aimed at employers and other...

Nations on course to breach Paris Agreement targets through rising fossil fuel production

WOBO Governor David Gibson thanks “edie” for the link to the article by Matt Mace. The world is on course to produce around 110% more fossil fuels than what is compatible with a 1.5C future, according to a new UN report warning that governments plan...

Australia: Carbon neutral success

Positive action – positive result. Workzone East in Perth is the first commercial building in Western Australia to be Carbon Neutral certified. Achieving this certification for the 7-level office building is the result of a successful collaboration between Knight Frank’s Asset Management Services team, building...

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