Monthly Archive: July 2014

Happy Anniversary Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Today (31 July) marks the 40th anniversary of when the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA) received royal assent. Arguably it is one of the best pieces of legislation on the statute books – although we know it is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. It has protected millions of British workers, and driven sharp reductions in incidents of...

Prison Sentence and Fine for Fire Extinguisher Technician: Ensure Yours are Competent

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) states that a competent person must have the correct qualifications, training and experience, access to the relevant tools, equipment and information, manuals and knowledge of the special procedures recommended by the manufacturer of the extinguisher. Fire extinguishers must be serviced by the competent person in accordance with British Standard BS5306-3:2009: Code of...

Prevent Arson: Your 10 point Guide to Staying Safe

If you are responsible for a school, retail and distribution warehouse or catering premises, your business is at higher risk than others. You can help prevent your business becoming another arson statistic by adopting a few simple precautions. 10 Tips for Arson Prevention Review your overall fire risk assessment and make sure it considers potential for arson. Ensure fire equipment such...