Professional indemnity insurance scheme launched for EWS1 valuers

WOBO thanks IFSEC GLOBAL and Ron Alalouff  for the update in respect of external wall assessments. A professional indemnity insurance scheme to help qualified people get the cover they need to carry out external wall assessments (EWS1) has been launched by the government. An EWS1 form...

Protecting young people at work

A reminder that the young are key to our future success and support is essential. HSE vulnerable workers ebulletin Young people are likely to be new to the workplace and facing unfamiliar risks. In the first six months they are more likely to have an accident...

England: Government publishes frequently asked questions on Approved Document B – Fire Safety

WOBO thanks IFSEC GLOBAL for the link to the article by Ron Alalouff. Guidance on Approved Document B – including the 2020 and 2022 amendments – has been released by the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities in the form of answers to frequently asked...

The hidden dangers in hospital water systems

WOBO thanks SHP for the link to the article by Roy Sullivan. Roy Sullivan, a Senior Consultant at Water Hygiene Centre Ltd discusses water systems in hospitals and its hidden bacterial dangers…  Due to their complex design and often considerable size, hospital water systems can...

Renewable Energy Updates

Renewable Energy – active developments and proposals. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has published a white paper entitled “Europe’s energy sovereignty is in imminent danger: why we need the European wind industry – and how to safeguard it”, which highlights how the recent exceptional pressures on...

England: Disabled duo given go-ahead to challenge ministers on post-Grenfell evacuation

WOBO acknowledges the actions taking place linked to Grenfell. TWO CAMPAIGNERS have won permission from the High Court to challenge the Government’s refusal to ensure that all disabled people can safely evacuate from high-rise blocks of flats in emergencies. John Pring (Editor of the Disability...

Fire Safety: White Paper proposes new standard for construction products competence

WOBO thanks FSM for their updates relating to fire safety. A NEW White Paper has been published that sets out how the entire built environment sector can unite behind a single, agreed standard to determine, demonstrate and recognise construction products competence. Entitled ‘Built Environment –...

Energy Updates

WOBO thanks Renewable Energy Magazine for keeping us informed of worldwide energy developments. The Rhine-Main region in the center of Germany is looking for solutions to facilitate the energy transition. A Waste-to-Wheels study by Tractebel shows that waste-to-energy plants can cost-effectively produce green hydrogen to...

India: Noida Twin Tower Demolition

WOBO thanks WOBO Governor and founder, Omkar Channan, for the link to action taken in INDIA to remove unauthorised buildings in respect of both health and safety, and the violation of India’s National Building Code 2005 The twin towers in Noida, built illegally by realty...

HSE: Act now to protect your workers from fatal lung disease

WOBO commends the HSE for the promotion of Health and Safety and the support provided. HSE is inspecting manufacturing business where materials that contain silica are used Silica is a natural substance found in most stone, rocks, sand and clay. When these materials are processed in...

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