Health and Safety: Protecting lone workers

As professionals we are responsible not only for our individual safety but also the safety of others.   Lone workers can be at greater risk of harm as they may not have anyone to help or support them if things go wrong. WOBO appreciates this apt...

CROSS UK: Safety of structures in the climate emergency

WOBO thanks CROSS for the opportunity for its members and fellow professionals to share their experiences of climate emergency related safety issues. CROSS has launched a dedicated Theme Page on the safety of structures during the climate emergency to collate information around this important and...

A Business Roadmap to Net Zero

WOBO thanks renewable energy for the link to the Reuters IMPACT event in October – apply for your complimentary ticket. Reuters are excited to invite you to Reuters IMPACT (Oct 4-7), a unique virtual event broadcasted globally, connecting business CEOs and Heads of State to provide economically viable...

Legislation, Regulations: “It’s all in the words isn’t it”

Safety is about conformity.  Does the language achieve this or create confusion?  Governor David Gibson has been looking at the terms used within the UK Regulatory System, in particular the wording such as “reasonable”, “adequate”, “minimum standards”, and the difficulties relating to what is reasonable...

ABCB: A discussion paper in response to the Building Confidence Report (BCR) is now open for public consultation.

Australia – Practitioners Compulsory Continuing Professional Development on the National Construction Code? Recommendation 3 of the BCR is that each jurisdiction requires all practitioners to undertake compulsory continuing professional (CPD) on the National Construction Code (NCC). In response, the BCR Implementation Team has developed draft national model...

ICC: California launches RESNET water efficiency rating program

WOBO encourages all moves towards water efficiency and the sustainability of the environment on which we all depend. The California Energy Commission’s accredited rating providers, CalCERTS and CHEERS, were recently approved by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) as official HERSH2O providers — paving the way for...

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