Updated Building Regulations approved documents

16 July 2019

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued a circular to draw attention to the publication of updated and “clarified” Approved Documents relating to fire safety.

Is night-time screen time a factor in obesity levels?

16 July 2019

A new study has demonstrated that just one hour of exposure to blue light at night — the kind of light produced by the screens of many devices — raises blood sugar levels and increases sugar consumption in rats, raising questions about the health of people who work in front of screens at night-time, whether as shift workers or to catch up on emails and other work from the day.

Higher lorry speeds increase road safety

16 July 2019

Although it seems counter-intuitive, allowing some lorries to travel at higher speed on roads in England and Wales might have improved road safety.