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Do it Right, fire safety – safeguarding our students’ future

Global HSE Group, leading student accommodation fire safety company, announces partnership with PBSA News.

Global HSE Group are industry leaders in comprehensive fire safety, specialising in passive fire protection and technical fire consultancy. Having worked in the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector for several years, Global HSE Group have an impressive portfolio of PBSA providers among their clients, which include Unite Students, IQ Students, Student Roost and AXO. Global HSE Group also operate across a range of other sectors including hospitality, healthcare, education and industrial.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 necessitates rigorous fire risk reduction, ensuring building and occupant safety, and Global HSE Group specialise in providing tailored, innovative fire risk reduction solutions for various structures, including HRRBs. Their focus is always on fire safety and compliance, as well as on maintaining positive customer relations through their “Do it Right” ethos and quality-driven approach. In the PBSA sector, Global HSE Group’s aim is to ensure that all buildings they interact with are safer with their involvement, and that all work is completed with minimal disruption to students.

Having won several awards over the years, most recently Fire Safety Innovation for their Fire Scrutineer service, and ASFP Marketing Campaign of the Year for their whiteboard animation 2023 in which they describe their Fire Scrutineer solution; Global HSE Group take fire safety extremely seriously and are proud of the work they do to ensure the buildings they work on and their inhabitants are safe, both now and in the future.

“We take our responsibility for fire safety extremely seriously and pride ourselves on our technical expertise, compliant workmanship, and our ability to advise on the latest fire-related legislation. In a constantly evolving industry, we are consistently dedicated to fire safety compliance and hope that our relationship with PBSA News will help to strengthen Global HSE Group’s position as leading fire safety provider to the PBSA sector, as we aim to set the bar in compliant fire safety for the PBSA industry.”Andrew Cooper, MD, Global HSE Group

The PBSA market is expected to experience substantial growth, with a projected CAGR exceeding 10.9% from 2023 to 2030. The number of first-year undergraduate students is projected to increase, and applicants could reach one million by 2030 in the UK alone. It is therefore imperative that PBSA’s are kept up to date with the latest fire safety legislations, best practices, and compliant fire safety solutions.

“PBSA News is thrilled to welcome Global HSE Group as a sponsor. The company’s work is vital for the PBSA sector, and we’re pleased to support them in their mission to set an industry standard whilst sharing vital fire safety knowledge with our audience.”Nick Biring, Co-founder, PBSA News

View the article on PBSA news here

Global Group Management Restructure

Global Group Management Restructure

We proudly announce the appointment and promotion of three accomplished professionals to key directorial roles. These strategic moves reflect the company’s commitment to its ambitious growth plans and unwavering dedication to advancing fire safety solutions on a national scale.

As Global continues to expand its footprint and establish its trusted and highly qualified status in the fire safety industry, these senior appointments are pivotal in ensuring the company’s sustained growth and success.

Jonathan Harwood, Director of Commercial and Operations Global HSE:

Jonathan has been with the business for over 4 years, heading up the Group’s passive fire division, however, in this newly created role, Jonathan will be responsible for overseeing and optimising Global HSE commercial operations, whilst helping to drive the passive side of the business forward. With a wealth of experience in passive fire, Jonathan brings a unique skill set and a proven track record of driving operational excellence.

Ross O’Loughlin, Director, Head of GTS:

Elevating Ross to this critical role underscores Global’s commitment to innovation and cutting-edge solutions. Ross will continue to lead GTS but take on a more strategic role in pioneering new technologies and advancing the company’s product offerings to meet the ever-evolving demands of the fire safety landscape and fast-paced developments in legislation.

Ian Jordan,  Financial Director, Global Group:

Recognising the pivotal role of effective financial management, Ian assumes leadership of Global’s Financial and HR division. Ian will play a key role in shaping and amplifying the company’s commercial objectives as it continues to make strides in fire safety.

These appointments not only bring a wealth of expertise and leadership to the Global HSE Group but also reinforce the commitment to delivering cutting-edge fire safety solutions worldwide.

Andrew Cooper, MD, expressed confidence in the newly appointed directors, stating, “I’m delighted to have such a formidable leadership team on board as we move forward. I believe their combined expertise will be instrumental in propelling Global to new heights as we embark on this exciting phase of expansion and innovation. I’m looking forward to us all working collaboratively to realise the company’s overall objective of establishing Global as the obvious fire safety partner of choice for any organisation wishing to take fire safety seriously, working with Global to ensure their buildings are safe and compliant for all who use them.”

The whole team at Global are excited about the future as we remain dedicated to making all buildings we interact with safer through innovative and compliant fire safety solutions.

CHAS Elite Accreditation

Global has successfully achieved the CHAS Elite accreditation

Chris Clay – QHSE Compliance Lead:
“Well done and thank you to all the Global team for supporting our CHAS Elite Accreditation. The accreditation shows Global’s ongoing commitment and continuous improvement to risk management across key areas of the organisation.”

ASFP Marketing Campaign of the Year

Marketing Campaign of the Year: Global Group

ASFP Marketing Campaign of the Year: Global HSE Solutions’ whiteboard animations campaign which offers a unique approach to sharing fire safety knowledge and understanding across all marketing channels. The campaign was recognised for its ability to convey critical fire safety messages without relying on extensive text and for catering to audiences of varying levels.

Global are proud to have nominated our whiteboard animations for the Marketing Campaign of the Year as they have made significant contributions to our organisation and the industry at large. They offer a unique approach to fire safety knowledge and understanding, and its usability across all marketing channels. Creating and sharing these animations have enabled the Global group to reach a wider audience, improve marketing collateral, and enhance our overall marketing activities.  

By offering the industry creative ways to understand and develop knowledge of fire safety will continue to be at the forefront of innovation, driving positive change and improving the future of the fire safety industry. 

HOMES UK 2023 Highlights

Global HSE Group attended HOMES UK 2023
An unmissable event for housing and asset management, development and sustainability professionals

HOMES UK 2023 Highlights – is the largest free-to-attend conference and exhibition of its kind. Bringing together over 4,500 housing sector professionals to discuss how to build and maintain high-quality, sustainable homes in communities where people will thrive.

On the first night of HOMES UK – Global hosted a networking event at The Fox, Excel. Connecting with social housing providers and frameworks.

HOMES UK was a huge success for The Global Group, meeting many clients and prospective customers. We also showcased our latest brochures, which can be found here:

HSE Brochure
GTS Brochure

HOMES UK 2023 Highlights that Global HSE can provide:

London Build 2023 Highlights

Global HSE Group attended London Build 2023 Highlights

London Build 2023 Highlights for the UK’s biggest Festival of Construction features a jam-packed two days of incredible content with 500+ inspiring speakers across 8 conference stages, CPD training workshops, 350+ exhibitors, entertainment, celebrity guests, networking parties, live music and much more! 

Ross O’Loughlin PGDip MIFireE MCMI head of Global Technical Services, was chairperson in the panel discussion on “How Digital Technology is Transforming The Fire Industry.”

London Build was a huge success for The Global Group, meeting many clients and prospective customers. We also showcased our latest brochures, which can be found here:

HSE Brochure
GTS Brochure

London Build 2023 Highlights that Global HSE can provide:

The Global Group will be exhibiting again in 2024! We look forward to seeing you all there.

London Build 2023

Global HSE Group will be exhibiting at London Build 2023.

The UK’s biggest Festival of Construction features a jam-packed two days of incredible content with 500+ inspiring speakers across 8 conference stages, CPD training workshops, 350+ exhibitors, entertainment, celebrity guests, networking parties, live music and much more! 

Stand G63

Ross O’Loughlin – Head of Global Technical Services (GTS) will be available throughout the two days to answer any questions or queries you may have.

You can register for your free tickets here

Ross will also be taking part in a panel discussion from 10:00 -10:50 ” How Digital Technology is Transforming the Fire Safety Industry”

The services GTS can provide are:

  • Fire Scrutineer
  • Type 1-4 Fire Risk Assessments
  • Fire Strategy
  • Fire Expert Witness
  • Property Risk Latent Defects
  • Building Safety Cases
  • Facade Remediation & Inspections
  • Façade Remediation and Inspections
  • EWI- External Wall Inspections

Also, heading to HOMES UK 22-23rd Nov? So are we!

Don’t miss out on our free drinks and food networking event on the 22nd of November, a chance to talk with industry professionals, connect with friends and have a good time.


ISO 45001

GTS has been awarded ISO 45001:2018 certification!

ISO 45001:2018 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. Published by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), this standard provides a framework for organizations to effectively manage and improve their occupational health and safety performance.

The ISO 45001 standard is designed to help organizations of all sizes and industries create a safe and healthy work environment for their employees, contractors, and other stakeholders. It aims to reduce the risk of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities by promoting a systematic approach to identifying and managing OH&S hazards and risks.

Key features of ISO 45001:2018:

Risk Management: The standard emphasizes identifying potential hazards and assessing risks in the workplace. Organizations are required to establish processes for assessing and addressing these risks.

Leadership and Commitment: Leadership involvement and commitment to OH&S are crucial. The standard encourages top management to demonstrate active engagement in creating a safety culture.

Employee Involvement: Employees are key stakeholders in the OH&S management system. ISO 45001 encourages organizations to involve employees in decision-making and hazard identification.

Continuous Improvement: The standard promotes a culture of continuous improvement by setting up mechanisms to monitor and evaluate OH&S performance and take corrective actions when necessary.

Legal Compliance: Organizations must ensure compliance with relevant OH&S laws and regulations.

Documentation and Communication: ISO 45001 requires organizations to establish clear documentation and communication processes related to OH&S policies, procedures, and performance.

Andrew Cooper, Managing Director at Global said:

“I am pleased that the Company has achieved ISO 45001 certification. It underpins our commitment to our employees, stakeholders, and customers by continuously evaluating and improving our safety processes to ensure we maintain the highest standards.

ISO 45001 certification means that our customers can have full confidence in the way their projects will be approached and managed, and our staff can see we are focused on maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. It also aligns with our other key standards such as our ISO 9001 and AS9100 Quality Management System approvals.”