Up in smoke? How to carry out a fire risk assessment

Although 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... Continue Reading →

Sizzling fire safety statistics: the facts in numbers

When 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,... Continue Reading →

Fire safety management: 5 flaming hot tips to protect your business

While the total number of fires continues to fall in the UK, fire nevertheless remains a major risk to both households and business. In 2011-12 fire and rescue authorities attended a total of 272,000 fires, resulting in a total of 380 fire-related fatalities and 11,300 non-fatal casualties. The good news is that, according to the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten ‘Hot Works’ Safety Tips – Guest Blog

Does your job involve hot works - such as welding, the use of oxy/gas equipment and acetylene, cutting operations and air-arc gouging? If so, in this guest post  from Riskatmedia, you'll find ten tips to help you stay safe. Each year, over 1000 work related injuries to welders are reported to the  HSE - approximately 300... Continue Reading →

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