HSE


Philip White to lead Building Safety Regulator in permanent role

Philip White, HSE’s Director of Building Safety (DoBS), will continue in his current role leading the BSR on a permanent basis. Read More

Deadline for registering high-rise residential buildings passes and new fire safety guidance comes into force as October arrives

The deadline to register high-rise residential buildings with the BSR has passed, while new fire safety guidance has also come into force. Read More

Building Safety Regulator appoints members for new Industry Competence Committee

An Industry Competence Committee (ICC) has been created to provide insight and guidance to improve competency in the sector. Read More

Construction company fined £20k after building site fire hazards

A Manchester-based construction company has been fined after numerous health and safety failings following an inspection. Read More

HSE publishes fire safety guidance for building planning stage

Advice on the fire safety matters that should be considered at the planning stage, has been published by the Health and Safety Executive. Read More

£400,000 fine for two companies after hospital staff violently attacked by patients

Two companies have been fined £400,000 after staff at a South Wales mental health hospital were subjected to violent attacks from patients. Read More

£2.25m fine for Serco after death of custody officer

Security firm, Serco, has been fined £2.25 million for health and safety failings following the death of custody officer Lorraine Barwell. Read More

Registration of buildings with new safety regulator underway

Around 750 applications have been opened with the Building Safety Regulator since its building safety registration process opened in April. Read More

Chief Inspector of Buildings, Peter Baker, retires from HSE and new Building Safety Regulator regime

Peter Baker has retired from his role as Chief Inspector of Buildings for the newly launched Building Safety Regulator at the HSE. Read More

BSIA calls on Health & Safety Executive to reduce financial burden over ‘counterproductive’ accreditation schemes

The BSIA, is calling on the HSE to review current commercial safety schemes that are affecting its members’ ability to remain competitive. Read More

Almost 1,000 practitioners attend inaugural conference for new Building Safety Regulator

Almost 1,000 people attended the first conference hosted by the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) which aimed to prepare people for a new regime. Read More

£42 million committed for recruitment and training of new Building Control and Fire Inspectors

£42 million has been set aside to recruit and train new Building Control and Fire Inspectors to work with the Building Safety Regulator. Read More

Responsible persons urged to ‘be ready’ to register high-rise buildings with new Building Safety Regulator from April

The HSE is calling on building owners and managers to ensure they are ready to register their buildings with the new Building Safety Regulator. Read More

What information is required from responsible persons of occupied high-rise residential buildings? HSE releases initial guidance

An explanation of what the HSE's initial guidance requires of responsible persons for high-rise residential buildings in occupation. Read More

£600k fine for building contractor and director following “repeated failings” in fire risk management

A building contractor has been fined £600,000 and its director has been ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and fined £4,200. Read More

Fire service prosecuted after firefighters left seriously injured in training exercise

A fire service has been prosecuted after two of its firefighters received serious head injuries after a training exercise. Read More



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