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  • Urenco UK issued with improvement notice for transport shortfalls

    18 April 2024

    The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has served an improvement notice on Urenco UK (UUK) after shortfalls were identified in compliance with transport regulations. ONR issued the enforcement action after carrying out inspections related to a request from UUK to validate a package design used for the transport of enriched uranium....

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  • Company fined after HSE inspection finds wood dust failures

    18 April 2024

    A company has been fined after an inspection by Britain’s workplace regulator found workers were being exposed to excessive levels of wood dust. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited Target Furniture Limited’s workshop in Northampton on 26 May 2022 and found significant amounts of wood dust around the site and unsafe machinery, requiring Prohibition Notices to be issued....

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  • New report on UK oil & gas supply chain opportunities in the energy transition published

    18 April 2024

    A new report published by independent research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy shows the oil and gas sector’s supply chain possesses between 60 to 80% of the capabilities required to develop the UK’s low carbon energies, but targeted investment is vital to capture the potential of an estimated £150 billion opportunity....

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  • 2024 IECEx International Hydrogen Conference

    16 April 2024

    In partnership with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the United Nations UNECE, Hydrogen Council and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the IEC and IECEx are hosting the 2024 IECEx International Hydrogen Conference in Singapore on 29 May 2024....

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  • Hazardex Live 2025

    16 April 2024

    Taking place on 26-27 February 2025, Hazardex Live 2025 is a two-day Conference, Exhibition, and Awards ceremony dedicated to those concerned with protecting Personnel, Process & Plant in hazardous area environments. Get in touch now to find out how you can participate as a Delegate, Exhibitor, Sponsor, or Speaker!...

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Electric vehicle battery manufacturer cited for serious safety violations 16 April 2024

For the second time in less than a year, federal workplace safety inspectors have found a global electric vehicle battery manufacturer exposing employees to serious safety and health hazards at its Commerce plant, after workers suffered potentially permanent respiratory damage in an October 2023 lithium battery fire....

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Fire crews stand down following four day blaze at Scottish battery recycling plant 16 April 2024

Firefighters have stood down four days after attending an incident at a battery recycling facility in Kilwinning, Scotland on 8 April. At its height, around 40 firefighters and six fire engines were mobilised to the scene after the alarm was raised at a site operated by Fenix Battery Recycling....

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Explosion at oilseed processing plant critically injures one 16 April 2024

An explosion at a French oilseed plant left one person with serious injuries on 10 April. The incident happened at a facility operated by Saipol in the port of Sète near Montpellier on France’s southern coast....

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Conveyor belt at one of Brazil’s busiest ports closed due to explosion risk 16 April 2024

The Port of Paranagua, one of the busiest sugar and grain export terminals in Brazil, has had one of its conveyor belts shut down after authorities said there was a risk of explosion. Although the conveyor was closed on 1 April, exports at the port have continued with five more conveyors continuing to operate....

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BYLOR JV complies with two enforcement notices for fire safety shortfalls at Hinkley Point C 16 April 2024

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has confirmed that contractors Bouygues Travaux Publics SAS and Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited, who are the joint venture partners in BYLOR JV, have complied with two enforcement notices served on them for shortfalls in fire safety at the Hinkley Point C construction site....

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