Business Environment

Building Site Theft - information from the PSNI

The PSNI have recently seen an increase in the number of reports of theft of metals such as copper and other equipment such as boilers from partially built or vacant properties. The police recognise the cost of not only replacing such items but the collateral damage their removal can cause. The Police have increased their focus on preventative patrolling however cannot deal with this issue in isolation and need to increase awareness of how contractors can safeguard partially completed houses and building sites.

Safe-T-Cert gearing up for ISO45001

The Safe-T-Cert Joint Standards Advisory Panel met recently to discuss the upcoming introduction of ISO45001. Richard Jones, IOSH’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs, gave a presentation on the new health and safety standard and then discussion focussed on potential changes to Safe-T-Cert.