Archive for the ALL LATEST NEWS - FIRE & EXPLOSION - Category

POST GRENFELL BUILDING SAFETY SYSTEM REVIEW

Posted on 11th July 2019
Structural safety body seek support for key reporting role

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HSE INSPECTS CLADDING REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT

Posted on 25th October 2018
hselogo1Advice to Inspectors published on fire risk during work on tall buildings

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RIBA PUBLISH DRAFT POST GRENFELL FIRE SAFETY PLAN

Posted on 19th September 2018
Architects institute consults on ‘golden thread of fire safety information’

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RIBA CRITICAL OF HACKITT REVIEW FINAL REPORT

Posted on 21st May 2018
High rise residential review dismissed as “major missed opportunity”

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INDUSTRY ALERT: FIRE IN MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS

Posted on 27th February 2018
SCOSS alerts all involved in design and construction etc.

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SAFE2TORCH – REDUCING FLAT ROOF FIRE RISK

Posted on 8th September 2017
Industry body seeks to reduce ‘torch’ triggered fires at design stage

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FATALITY: EXPLOSION AT FORMER FUEL STATION

Posted on 21st March 2017
Workman died on site where underground tanks being removed

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INCIDENT: TWO DIE IN MYSTERY EXPLOSION

Posted on 5th October 2015
Deaths in unoccupied unit where Police believe “work in progress”

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LONDON EXPLODING PAVEMENTS ON THE RISE

Posted on 24th August 2015
Eighty fires in last five years with forty incidents in 2014

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INQUEST: WORKMAN DIED TRAPPED BY INFERNO

Posted on 4th December 2014
Machine worker died after failing to escape from burning building

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INCIDENT: FIRE ON 10th FLOOR OF LONDON PROJECT

Posted on 28th October 2014
Scaffolding blaze on city demolition site

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INCIDENT: CABLE STRIKE ON MAJOR PROJECT

Posted on 4th June 2014
Workman suffers massive electric shock during explosion

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INCIDENT: MASSIVE BLAZE ON RESIDENTIAL BLOCK

Posted on 3rd April 2014
Contractor evacuates building in under 5 minutes

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DRAMATIC RESCUE OF BUILDER FROM BUILDING FIRE

Posted on 28th March 2014
Video captures narrow escape from blazing construction site

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DRAMATIC FOOTAGE OF EXPLODING GAS CYLINDERS

Posted on 16th March 2014
Video highlights dangers from road transport of LPG

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FIRE SAFETY IN FOCUS

Posted on 4th February 2014
HSE issue reminder on early adoption of effective fire precautions

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INCIDENT: TWO INJURED IN GAS PIPE STRIKE

Posted on 20th August 2013
Work by contractor on redundant gas pipe ignited ‘residual gas’

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MAJOR QUARRY FIRM FINED OVER EXPLOSION ERRORS

Posted on 30th July 2013
Blast sent rock flying 200 metres onto public road and damaged cars

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‘EXPLODING PAVEMENTS’ INCREASE THREEFOLD

Posted on 18th June 2013
HSE concerned that underground explosions could cause death

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TOWER BLOCK FIRE DEATHS INQUEST COMMENCES

Posted on 16th January 2013
Inquest into six deaths will consider impact of refurbishment work

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INCIDENT: CABLE STRIKE EXPLOSION INJURY

Posted on 12th December 2012
Crossrail worker suffers burns in electrical cable incident

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INCIDENTS: SPATE ‘PAVEMENT EXPLOSIONS’ INVESTIGATED

Posted on 25th July 2012
Pavement explosions injure at least seven pedestrians in recent months

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FIRE SAFETY CODE NEW EDITION

Posted on 26th May 2012
FPA announce publication of updated joint Code of Practice for fire prevention

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INCIDENT: SEVEN INJURED IN MYSTERY REFURB EXPLOSION

Posted on 21st March 2012
Major contractor working with HSE and CID on cause of police HQ explosion

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INCIDENT: ILFORD COLLAPSE SITE SUFFERS 8 HOUR BLAZE

Posted on 6th February 2012
Steel cutting operations ignited combustible materials on ill-fated site

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INCIDENT: GAS EXPLOSION FEAR IN LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE

Posted on 24th January 2012
Pipe damage and gas release causes scare on city centre construction project

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NEW TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION FIRE SAFETY GUIDANCE

Posted on 2nd December 2011
HSE backs UKTFA guidance on timber frame site fire risk management

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TIMBER FRAME BUILDING FIRE RISK DEBATE

Posted on 2nd August 2011
Trade body calls for withdrawal of “misleading and inaccurate report”

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FIRE ON CENTRAL LONDON REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Posted on 15th June 2011
Firefighters tackled large blaze at Marconi House on the Strand

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INSURER PROVIDES TIMBER FRAME SAFETY GUIDANCE

Posted on 1st April 2011
Advice issued on timber frame fire safety during construction and occupancy

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PREVENTING CATASTROPHIC EVENTS IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 10th February 2011
Report examines key corporate issues for industry leaders to address

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BUILDER SUES OWN COMPANY AFTER DEATH OF HIS SON

Posted on 3rd February 2011
Damages awarded to father following exploding canister fatality

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MASSIVE DEATH TOLL IN SHANGHAI BUILDING FIRE

Posted on 16th November 2010
Welding work suspected as triggering inferno on scaffolded structure

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REFURBISHMENT WORK LINK TO SALFORD GAS EXPLOSION

Posted on 2nd November 2010
House at centre of massive blast was subject to kitchen refurbishment

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HSE PUBLISH UPDATED GUIDE ON CONSTRUCTION FIRE SAFETY

Posted on 6th October 2010
Second edition of Fire Safety in Construction now available for free download

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NEW TIMBER FRAME FIRE SAFETY GUIDANCE PLANNED

Posted on 30th September 2010
FPA & RISCAuthority to publish guide for services installation in timber frame 

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TIMBER FRAME FIRE HITS HEADLINES ONCE AGAIN

Posted on 14th September 2010
Firefighters deal with blaze on timber framed flats under construction

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FIRE SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION FREE UPDATE EVENT

Posted on 9th September 2010
Working Well Together group hosts fire seminar in the Eastern Region

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TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION FIRE SAFETY DEBATE RAGES

Posted on 25th August 2010
Government fire monitoring statistics 2009/10 on timber frame building fires

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ALARM BELLS SOUND ON CONSTRUCTION FIRE RISKS

Posted on 18th August 2010
HSE targets inadequate fire precautions and anticipates further action

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TIMBER FRAME FIRE HAZARD

Posted on 29th December 2009
Timber frame suppliers take action on construction fire hazard

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TOWER BLOCK REFURBISHMENT FIRE RISKS

Posted on 30th September 2009
BBC investigation finds high-rise housing not fire checked

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EXPLOSION CLAIMS AT LEAST TWELVE LIVES

Posted on 24th August 2009
Massive hydro electric station explosion in Russia

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FACTORY EXPLOSION REPORT PUBLISHED

Posted on 17th July 2009
Public inquiry concludes loss of nine lives was an ‘avoidable disaster’ 

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BOMB EXPLODED ON BUILDING SITE

Posted on 28th May 2009
Controlled explosion makes safe German World War II bomb

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FIRE SAFETY CODE CHANGES

Posted on 17th February 2009
New Fire Safety Code set to come into force on 6 April 2009

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FAI EXPLODING CAN UPDATE

Posted on 23rd January 2009
Swiss manufacturer denies responsibility for death of young builder

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MOSCOW CONSTRUCTION FIRE

Posted on 13th January 2009
Fire in car park under construction leaves seven dead

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