UK’s oil and gas sector steps up safety

Oil & gas UK says the number of reported incidents last year was the lowest on record

Offshore wind sector keeps safety nailed down as growth gusts forward

The industry saw fewer incidents reported in 2017 than the year before, despite many more hours worked

Rising sea temperatures force Vattenfall to close reactor in Sweden

The energy giant said the decision to close part of the Ringhals nuclear plant was caused by “unusual” circumstances

New EU law will see EVs pump up the noise

From next year, Europe’s electric vehicles will need to make sounds to alert pedestrians to their presence

Health and Safety Executive: ‘Oil and gas sector must crack down on dangerous leaks’

It said some oil and gas operators had come “perilously close to disaster”

California agency investigates Tesla over safety concerns

The probe follows allegations the car manufacturer failed to disclose legally mandated reports on serious worker injuries

Health and safety framework for waste sector launched in Scotland

A new health and safety framework for the waste management industry has been launched in Scotland. It is the first of its kind in the UK, according to Zero Waste Scotland. The framework focuses on a number of disciplines which will provide competencies for all frontline roles in household, commercial and industrial waste management. It […]

Russia ‘cutting nuclear plant’s environmental impact’

Russia has used innovative techniques at one of its nuclear power plant to reduce its impact on the environment. That was the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) team of experts, which added the Novovorenezh Nuclear Power Plant has improved safety in recent years. It follows the Operational Safety Review Team’s (OSART) 19-day […]

New health and safety pact for wind and marine sector

RenewableUK has launched a health and safety accord which covers both the wind and marine sector. The trade body aims to allow its members to prove their commitment to supporting health and safety standards in wind, wave and tidal energy. Those who sign up to the pact will ensure the right training is in place, […]

“One missing document can stall nuclear supply chain”

When it comes to safety checks in the UK nuclear sector, following paperwork to the letter is of paramount importance. That’s the advice from Dr Glen Little, Director of Nuclear Business Development at Doosan Babcock. He was speaking at UKTI’s Civil Nuclear Export Showcase in London about how essential safety standards are, no matter what […]