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The AGSM Safety & Compliance Conference & Exhibition in Scotland

CORGI Technical Services is delighted to be supporting the AGSM Safety & Compliance Conference & Exhibition, being held on 13th September at Crieff Hydro in Scotland. It is the first show in Scotland dedicated to supporting the role of safety and compliance professionals in social housing and facilities management.  With a host of expert speakers […]

Government to launch review into carbon monoxide alarms

Review will examine existing legislation, checking if it remains fit for purpose Ministers to consider reforms once review reports back A government review into rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England has been announced today (30 April 2018) by Housing Minister Dominic Raab. Around 8 million carbon monoxide alarms […]

Report Reveals Need for Update of Housing Safety System

A  report from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has revealed strong support for an update and review of the current Housing Health and Safety Rating System, which is used to take action on poor housing. The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), introduced in the Housing Act 2004, assesses risks to health […]

Grenfell fire prompts gas pipe probe

The Grenfell Tower fire has prompted an investigation into incomplete records of gas pipes in high-rise buildings. Cadent Gas, which operates and maintains local pipes in four regions of England, said some blocks were omitted from its 10-year survey. The company alerted energy regulator Ofgem, which is now investigating. The incomplete records emerged after Cadent […]

Essex engineer sentenced for unregistered gas work

A worker has been sentenced after breaching a prohibition notice for gas work and for leaving gas appliances in a dangerous state. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that in July 2015 Gary Miller disconnected and removed a boiler from a domestic property in Brentwood, and installed a replacement with associated pipework. An investigation by the Health […]

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