Proposed Bill in Scotland sets out environmental design standards for houses

Scottish MSP Alex Rowley published a consultation for a Bill that aims to introduce new minimum environmental design standards for all new-build housing, which will meet the widely recognised "Pass...

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HSE consult on UK REACH changes to mirror EU REACH

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have launched two public consultations on proposed restrictions under Retained Regulation 1907/2006, on the Reg...

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Hydrogen gas trial launched in Scotland

Chemical company INEOS and gas distribution company SGN, are partnering up to trial the transportation of hydrogen into the gas grid in Scotland.

The trial, which is being funded by Ofgem,...

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Study sets out potential for offshore wind

The Future Offshore Wind Scenarios (FOWS) project has set out a framework for how the UK could use offshore wind to meet its net-zero target.

This project seeks to inform decision making an...

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HSE safety alert for mast climbing work platforms

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a safety alert relating to mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs).

MCWPs are commonly used in construction and other...

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Parks and green areas dwindle where new homes are built

An analysis from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) shows that new houses have significantly less access to green spaces because the property developers claim that they cannot afford to build parks...

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Housing shortfall outweighs harm to countryside in housing development permission

Planning permission has been granted for a 70 home housing development in West Wittering. A planning inspector ruled that the development's contribution to needed housing provision in the area outw...

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HSE NI publish health and safety report for 2020/21

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSE NI) have published their annual report and account for the 2020-21 period.

The report sets out statistics f...

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Fatal incidents see engineering firm prosecuted

Graham Engineering Ltd of Whitehalls Industrial Estate, Nelson, has been successfully prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following a fatal incident.

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Skip company fined after employee's arm crushed

Bateman Skips Ltd of Keynsham, Bristol has been prosecuted and fined following an incident where an employee sustained crush injuries to their arm.

On 30 May 2018, an employee was asked to...

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NHS Wales targetting carbon footprint of inhalers

NHS Wales is being awarded £2.4 million by the Welsh government for emission reducing projects. These projects aim at cutting carbon dioxide emissions of NHS Wales by more than a third by 203...

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49.9MW solar farm begins construction

Construction has began on EDF Renewables' first major solar farm in the UK. The site near Spalding in Lincolnshire will be capable of generating 49.9MW of electricity once commissioned, which is en...

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Developments blocked for poor design

Since last year's revision of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) there has been a huge increase in developments being rejected for poor design.

A study by...

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More nuclear power for UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that nuclear power will play a large role in moving away from oil and gas while visiting a nuclear power station.

In a tweet after visiting the Hartlep...

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DSEAR fine for chemical company after employee suffers burns

A Hull-based manufacturer was sentenced and fined after a 31-year-old employee suffered 13% superficial burns to his arm and hand following the ignition of flammable vapours.

On 21 August 2...

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