Waste wood company fined for fire and dust prevention failings

28 June 2021

A Cambridgeshire waste wood processing company has been sentenced for failing to manage the risk of fire and containment of dust at its site, and for causing dust emissions that impacted on neighbouring businesses and a fishing lake.

Government responds to consultation on architects

25 June 2021

We reported in November 2020 that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) had invited comments on its plans to strengthen the regulation system for UK registered architects (see Views sought on proposed amendments to the Architects Act).

New safety-based collaboration in the fire protection sector

25 June 2021

NBS, a leading specification and product information platform for the construction industry, has entered into a new partnership agreement with the ASFP (Association for Specialist Fire Protection), a leading association in the UK for the passive fire protection sector.

Fatal Accident Inquiry into hotel fire to proceed

24 June 2021

A Scottish luxury hotel was the scene of a fatal fire after a night porter placed a plastic bag of ash in a cupboard containing kindling and newspapers (see £500,000 fine after fatal hotel fire).

Good news from the EU on data protection

22 June 2021

As long ago as 2019, the UK Government confirmed that, following the decision to leave the EU, it was introducing the “UK GDPR” which is essentially the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) with necessary changes such as introducing references to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in place of the European Commission.