Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 51): Hazards from gas

Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers’ Health and Safety Panel

Date published

1 June 2016

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now
Back to Previous

Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 51): Hazards from gas

The Structural Engineer
Author

The Institution of Structural Engineers’ Health and Safety Panel

Date published

1 June 2016

Author

The Institution of Structural Engineers’ Health and Safety Panel

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now

There have been several recent cases of houses being destroyed following gas leaks. The fact that such incidents fail to raise much alarm shows how common they are. Yet there should be no complacency, since one of the most infamous failures of recent history, Ronan Point, was initiated by a domestic leak and subsequent ignition that blew out one supporting panel in the system-built block of flats. Gas leaks and their consequences should therefore be one of the standard hazards considered in any risk assessment.

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Pages:
2
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

Tags

Managing Health & Safety Risks Professional Guidance Issue 6

Related Resources & Events

The Structural Engineer
<h4>Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety (CROSS)</h4>

Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety (CROSS)

The latest CROSS newsletter from Structural-Safety includes news of an initiative to investigate weather-related damage to buildings.

Date ‐ 1 June 2016
Author ‐ A. Soane (Structural-Safety)
Price ‐ £9
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Engineer’s Guide to PI Claims. Part 5: Defence arguments – partial defences</h4>

Engineer’s Guide to PI Claims. Part 5: Defence arguments – partial defences

Our series from Griffiths & Armour turns its attention from complete to partial defence arguments when faced with a professional indemnity (PI) claim.

Date ‐ 1 June 2016
Author ‐ Griffiths & Armour
Price ‐ £9
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Managing Health and Safety Risks (No. 35): Vehicles on site</h4>

Managing Health and Safety Risks (No. 35): Vehicles on site

Transport-related accidents are the second largest cause of injury in the workplace after falls from height. Every year in the UK, around 50 people are killed and 2000 seriously injured in such incidents in and around construction sites and other workplaces. This article considers the safety issues regarding both visitors to a construction site and staff employed full time on a site.

Date ‐ 5 January 2015
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
Price ‐ £9