Category: Coronavirus

Fire Prevention

Prevention is based on eliminating or minimizing one of the components of the fire triangle. Prevention Other fire prevention methods include: Heat and/or smoke detectors. Automatic fire sprinkler systems.                                                                                                               Kitchen hood systems. Building codes and materials. Flame retardant furnishings and materials. Exit Drills It is recommended that bi annual or annual fire drills are conducted The fire drills should include staff...

Spot inspections by HSE to ensure workplaces are Covid-secure

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is currently carrying out spot inspections in cities and towns where there are coronavirus outbreaks, to check that businesses are Covid-secure. An inspection process involves checking that businesses are aware of the guidance, and advising where necessary on improvements needed to ensure the workplace is Covid-secure. Most recently, HSE conducted spot inspections on businesses...

Asthma and face coverings — understanding the exemptions!

Face coverings have become mandatory in some shops and supermarkets in England. In terms of the law, in England, people are required to wear face coverings: on public transport in airports, rail and tram stations, ports, bus and coach stations and terminals in shops and supermarkets at indoor shopping centres in banks, building societies and post offices. For members of the...

Social Distancing in Emergencies

The UK Government’s guidance for working safely during Covid-19 states that “in an emergency, for example an accident or fire, people do not have to stay 2m apart if it would be unsafe”. Covid-19 secure guidelines have the potential to change the fire risk profile of an organisation and the potential issues of workplace configurations during the pandemic will need...

COVID-19 Risk Assessments

The Government have published guides to help businesses to open and work safely in regards to COVID-19. Some businesses may need more than one of the guides to ensure people are safe. Looking through the guides they all offer similar solutions. Here we look at the top ten items to consider for your business in relation to the risk assessment. HAND...