Sodexo Justice Services was recently awarded the British Safety Council’s five star audit for five of its prisons. Belinda Liversedge is granted access behind the bars at HMP Addiewell, an all-male high security prison in Scotland, to find out how they did it.
It is now almost two years since the tragic Grenfell tower fire and so an appropriate moment to reflect on the progress —or lack—on implementing subsequent measures to ensure that occupants of high-rise buildings not only feel safe but actually are safe within their homes.
By David Parr, British Safety Council on 04 July 2019
The government has confirmed that it will allocate £200 million to fix private tower blocks that are wrapped in combustible aluminium composite material cladding, the same kind that sent the Grenfell Tower block up in flames back in June 2017, claiming the lives of 72 people.
By Stephen Horin, Bushbury Cladding on 20 June 2019
“Saying to the industry to sort it out is not enough,” said Kathryn Gilbertson, partner, at Greenwoods GRM LLP, who told delegates she was disappointed in Judith Hackitt’s recent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
In film and television, creating the spectacular is often the big aim. Consequently, the risks involved in creating fantastic sets and scenes are sometimes just as dramatic. How do you do bloodcurdling stunts while keeping everyone around safe?
By Anna Ryland meets 1st Option Safety, the firm that specialises in safety in film and visual effects on 25 July 2018