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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...

Fire Emergency Procedures and Means of Escape

Fire safety legislation requires the establishment of procedures for serious and imminent danger and the provision and maintenance of suitable means of escape. Employers must ensure staff are aware of the fire evacuation procedures, including location of fire exits and assembly points. Carry out fire drills and exercises. Those who may require additional support and assistance when evacuating should be...

Business benefits to health and safety

Poor health and safety leads to illness and accidents that could prove an huge drain on the company finances. Simple but effective health and safety practices pay for themselves. They also improve the company’s reputation among customers, regulators and employees. Given the considerable increase in penalties under health and safety legislation, the cost of non-compliance is likely to exceed by a...

Five steps to risk assessment

This is a straightforward process for assessing risks in the workplace. How to assess the risks in your workplace, follow these five steps: Identify the hazards Decide who might be harmed and how Evaluate the risks and decide on precaution Record your findings and implement them Review your assessment and update if necessary Don’t  overcomplicate the process. In many organisations,...

Its important to carry out Risk Assessments?

For many businesses the management of health and safety issues and keeping up with the multitude of regulations can seem like an overwhelming task. For some companies the answer is to ignore it and convince themselves that it does not apply to them. What are your legal responsibilities? According to Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act...