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In RoSPA’s latest Training in a Nutshell blog, we look at our Fire Risk Assessment course. Our bitesize guides give you all the facts and benefits of our courses, so you can find the right courses for you and your business. And we even throw in a quick tip for how you can 3d_blocksconvince your boss to send you on the course.

What’s more, all of our “Training in a nutshell” guides come with a strict 300 word limit!

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The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards are truly all inclusive with entries from organisations of all sizes and from a wide spectrum of industries from the oil and gas industry right through to local authorities and education establishments. One such organisatiorospa-2016-stage-logo-round-v1n is the Edinburgh Napier University, which is one of the largest universities in Scotland, supporting 18,000 students.

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3d_blocksAlthough industrial fires are relatively rare, when they do strike they can be utterly devastating. In order to combat this threat, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006, sweeping away over 70 different pieces of fire safety law. Under the Order, a responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan. In this guide – which originally appeared in RoSPA’s Occupational Safety & Health Journal we look at what you need to do to fulfil your responsibilities and protect your organisation from the risk of fire…

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iStock_000005528686XSmallAs every safety and health professional knows, there’s a near endless list of issues we need to consider if we are going to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. While most of you will have studied for years to achieve the highest health and safety qualifications, there’s no harm in occasionally going back to basics to refresh your memory… Which in this case means remembering your ABCs! In this short post, we look at the first 12 letters of the alphabet and what they mean for the OSH professional…

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TC1627 - Sizzling Fire Statistics - Hi resWhen it comes to motivating staff about fire safety in the workplace, it can help to have the fire safety facts at your fingertips. After all, the latest fire legislation lays the onus firmly at the door of the employer, making courses like the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate (6500 candidates and counting) increasingly popular. And, as our ‘worst industrial fires’ post showed, sometimes the most innocuous incident can lead to a disaster of unbelievable proportions. With this in mind we have compiled a new fire infographic, containing statistics and the fire safety information to help remind your  employees of the risks fire poses… 

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iStock_000001060494SmallFire – man’s oldest friend… and occasionally his deadliest adversary. While fire statistics show that the incidences of industrial fires are broadly in decline, when they do strike the results are often devastating. While many of the fires that happen in the UK are well documented, international disasters often don’t get the media coverage they deserve. In this post we take a quick look at some of the worst industrial fires from around the world – how many have you heard of before? (more…)

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