The Safer Structures Campaign, a new body led by Tratos, has launched to urge the Government to raise the safety standards of cables in homes and buildings across the country.Read more
During a Westminster Hall debate on product safety and fire risk in residential premises, MP for Knowsley George Howarth raised Safer Structure’s policy calls around the enforcement of Construction Products Regulation (CPR).Read more
By Gareth Furby and Ed Davey
Millions of metres of dangerous electrical cable may be in homes across the UK, a BBC investigation has found.
In 2010 it was discovered Atlas Kablo, a now-defunct Turkish company, had sold 11 million metres of cable that posed a potential fire risk in the UK.Read more
Sign the Petition: Put pressure on BSi to upgrade wiring regulations
After any catastrophic and potentially avoidable event, the Powers That Be talk about the thorough investigation and learning lessons.
Eventually, for those not personally affected, anger turns to sorrow as time advances and inquiries proceed. My view? Lessons learned aren’t enough. Regulation has to step up; standards have to demand more than minimum.Read more
THE LIFE-SAVING THREE-POINT SEAT BELT WAS TOO SIGNIFICANT NOT TO SHARE, ACCORDING TO VOLVO.
Nils Bohlin, an engineer at Volvo, invented the three-point seat belt in 1959. The 1950s were a time when pilots and racing drivers wore harnesses, but seatbelts – where they were fitted in cars – took the form of a rudimentary two-point waist restraint. In crashes, sometimes these did more harm than good.
The reason the three-point seatbelt is so widely adopted is actually that Volvo opened up the patent so that any car manufacturer could use it in their design. They decided that the invention was so significant, it had more value as a free life-saving tool than something to profit from.Read more