• BSIF issues PPE warning

    The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) has issued a warning to those overseeing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety product procurement after tests on non-member products highlighted the widespread availability of substandard and even dangerous items.
  • Competence-led built environment

    The A Higher Bar – Achieving a Competence-led Built Environment report from the Competence Steering Group (CSG) sets out the significant steps being made across the built environment and fire sectors in improving skills, knowledge and behaviours to drive culture change and improve the safety of buildings.
  • Seismic issues

    A year ago, south-eastern Turkey and northern Syria were hit by two earthquakes of 7.8Mw and 7.5Mw (moment magnitude).
  • Right as rain

    Matt Lamy asks British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association’s (BAFSA) Technical Advisor Joe McCafferty for the lowdown on sprinklers
  • Shelter and support

    People sleeping rough in Haringey in London will be offered new supported accommodation following a financial boost of over £3m from the Mayor’s Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP).
  • Who guards the guards?

    The Fire Protection Association (FPA) and RISCAuthority conducted a research project on the tests for fire safety of external cladding systems.
  • Industry opinion

    Neil Kirwin, Southern Specification Manager at SFS, believes early technical design engagement with product manufacturers can help to improve fire safety
  • Hot and bothered

    Kenzen’s wearable device that monitors workers’ core body temp, exertion, sweat and other indicators of heat illness is being put through its paces in one of the hottest places on Earth.
  • After the earthquake

    Following the devastating earthquake in February 2023, Türkiye Design Council (TDC) has started the long-term process of revitalising the historic province of Hatay, situated in south-east Türkiye.
  • Life enhancing

    The 2023 RIBA Stirling Prize-winning John Morden Centre is not so much a community centre for the elderly as a centre for community life, Matt Lamy finds out.
  • Access for all

    HSBC UK is the first bank to be awarded the Construction Industry Council’s Inclusive Environments Recognition Certification.
  • Bodycams

    AXA UK is providing bodycams to contractors so they can record essential remedial work on buildings that contain flammable cladding and insulation.
  • A stitich in time

    Andrew Powles, Managing Director at engineering equipment supplier FPE Seals, notes the importance of regular machine checks for safety.
  • Industry Opinion

    In October, Building Engineer wrongly referred to the CE mark as a safety mark. Peter Caplehorn, Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association (CPA), is here to set the record straight.
  • Mother of invention

    When the timing of amendments to Approved Document B caused a rethink on a residential development, a bespoke solution was needed – and quickly.
  • Mental Health

    In November, Causeway Technologies launched a campaign for mental health provision to be included in health and safety and social value procurement conditions in construction contracts.
  • Can you dig it?

    LSBUD (LinesearchbeforeUdig) urges those on UK agricultural land to check before digging.