By Hayley Cox|2021-10-12T14:49:39+01:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: News|
New laws on building safety have been proposed to Parliament. A key element of these proposals is that certain buildings will require a safety case when they are occupied. If you manage or are responsible for a building covered by the proposed new laws, this Briefing Note will help you understand what a safety case is.
By Hayley Cox|2021-09-23T11:28:45+01:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|
Measures to ensure fire safety matters are incorporated at the planning stage for schemes involving a relevant high-rise residential building (Planning Gateway 1 & Fire Statements) Measures to ensure the consideration of fire safety matters as they relate to land use planning are incorporated at the planning stage for schemes involving a relevant high-rise residential building.
By Hayley Cox|2021-09-20T09:30:12+01:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: News|
Following the introduction of the Fire Safety Act 2021, the Fire Safety Order was amended to ensure the inspection of all doors between domestic premises and common parts was included within the scope of the fire risk assessment. However, we also know that we are awaiting further legislation to formally introduce this requirement.
By Hayley Cox|2021-09-23T09:38:17+01:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|
Working in confined spaces without the appropriate risk mitigation measures can lead to multiple fatalities. The definition of a confined space is a space which is substantially (although not always entirely) enclosed and one or more of the specified risks must be present.
By Hayley Cox|2021-09-23T09:38:27+01:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: News|
Legionella bacteria is typically dormant at temperatures below 20°C and for most of the year, throughout the UK, mains water temperatures fall well below this level. However, elevated mains and cold water temperatures are common during the warm summer months particularly in central London and other major UK cities with water suppliers permitted to provide a water supply up to 25°C.
By Hayley Cox|2021-07-08T09:32:20+01:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: News|
As more and more technical considerations are required to manage and quantify the level of fire risk presented within buildings, there is an increasing demand for consultancies like ours to undertake fire strategies. Following client requests, we have produced our latest Briefing Note on the subject.