Health & Safety Insight - Issue 2
Snapshot of what’s happening in the world of health and safety
The CIP Health & Safety Insight is a bimonthly update of what’s happening around the health and safety agenda within the built environment. It's free and open to everyone. Some content is only available to subscribers of the CIP Health and Safety Manual and CIP Knowledge.
‘Biggest changes to building safety in a generation’ says UK Government
In early April, Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, announced the UK Government’s “ambitious steps to further reform the building safety systems”, in line with the Building a Safer Future consultation.
Mr Jenrick highlighted that the reforms are designed to incentivise compliance and to better enable the use of enforcement powers and sanctions. He added: “The Government is bringing about the biggest change in building safety for a generation.
UK Government introduces new Fire Safety Bill
The UK government has introduced a new bill to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. The new legislation, if passed, will amend the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to place a legal requirement on residential building owners to inspect cladding and fire doors.
CPA Tower Crane Safety Alert
Given the unprecedented situation presently faced with the outbreak of coronavirus, the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has issued advice to tower crane users relating to how tower cranes should be left out of service for potentially lengthy periods of time.
Reporting a Health and Safety Issue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the enforcing authority for Public Health England (PHE) guidelines and will consider a range of actions for non-compliance, from providing advice to issuing enforcement and prohibition notices. It has also set up a website for workers to report concerns about health and safety where they cannot be resolved by speaking with their employer or trade union.
HSE eBulletin: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – latest advice and information
Safe Operating Practices during the Coronavirus outbreak
MEWP Real-time Safety System
On Laing O’Rourke Infrastructure’s Blackburn Batch Project, there are 15 Mobile Elevating Work Platforms operational. To increase safety, the site team has designed a real time system for ensuring all safety checks are carried out. It monitors speed and idling time, and ensures only authorised operators are able to start a machine. If necessary, it can remotely switch off plant that is found to be breaching company policy regarding the environment and health and safety.
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