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News in Brief – May 2007

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The BCSA’s ‘Safety in Steel Construction’ (SiSC) can now offer health and safety site inspections and fire risk assessments. The services are available to non subscribers and travel costs will not be charged except when a location is outside of England and Wales or in excess of a 50 mile radius of Glasgow or Edinburgh. For further information contact Peter Walker at: pete.walker@

FASET has published a best practice guide entitled ‘The selection of access methods to install and dismantle safety netting.’ Copies of the guide are available for free on the FASET website:

A revised edition of the Scottish Technical Handbooks came into force on 1 May 2007. The handbooks provide guidance on achieving standards set in the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and are available in two volumes, for domestic and non-domestic buildings. The handbooks are available from website:

BSI has issued the National Annex for BS EN 1991-1-6: 2005 ‘Actions on Structures – Part 1.6: General actions – Actions during execution’ for public comment. Those wishing to comment must do so before 30 May 2007 and write to: Secretary, B/525/1 – Actions (loadings) and basis of design, BSI Head Office, 389 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AL.

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