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...

bsi. – Built environment competence standards – Free on demand webinar

Competency Standards and the work of bsi. Following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, the government and industry are working together to raise competence standards across the sector. The new standards will help tackle the competence challenges identified in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and...

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...

WSSET: Newsletter September 2022

WOBO thanks Celia Berry for the link to the WSSET newsletters. The latest newsletter from WSSET. Two of the articles featured are based on the winning project in the 6th Innovation Awards, another was awarded Best Paper in SET2023 and the fourth was based on...

England: The Roofing Cladding & Insulation Show – 18/19 October 2022

WOBO thanks bsi. for their notification in respect of the RCI show. The bsi. are delighted to be speaking at the RCI Show 2022 on the topic ‘’Supporting the Golden Thread through Product Traceability’’. Join them on 18/19 October 2022 at the Stadium MK, Milton Keynes and learn more...

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...

FSM Digital Conference: 12/13 October – Free to attend seminar

WOBO thanks Fire Safety Matters for the link to their digital conference. The Building Safety Regulator will be delivering the opening address at the Fire Safety Matters Digital Conference on 12 October 2022. You can watch HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety Sandra Tomlinson...

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