Tag: Fire Safety

Week Commencing 05/02/2024 – In The News

Wood dust failures lands £15k fine A manufacturing company has been fined £15,000 after exposing its own workers to wood dust and failing to comply with two improvement notices. Wood dust can cause serious and often irreversible health problems, including sino-nasal cancer, asthma and dermatitis. Employers have a legal responsibility to prevent or adequately control […]

Week Commencing 29/01/2024 – In The News

Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity shines in 2023 The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity continues to be a steadfast beacon of hope for those in need and in 2023, they saw 4438 people reaching out for support through its 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, a 30% increase on the previous year. Its charitable spend also increased by 12% […]

Week Commencing 08/01/2024 – In The News

Mitigating the risk of Lithium-ion batteries: Eight-step action plan Reports of fires breaking out due to the increased use of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are on the rise. Speaking at FIREX 2023, Matt Humby, Senior Technical Sales Consultant at Firechief Global, outlined where the batteries are being used and how to mitigate the fire risk. Lucy […]

Week Commencing 01/01/2024 – In The News

Japan jet crash: How crew pulled off flawless evacuation from plane inferno  Passengers dashed to the emergency exits of a burning Japan Airlines jet without their hand luggage, in compliance with the flight crew’s instructions. The simple act of leaving their valuables behind would be a “major factor” behind the speed of the evacuation, with […]

Fire Warden Role and Responsibilities

While fire safety is a communal responsibility in the workplace, fire wardens have specific duties to carry out both in their day-to-day role, and in the case of a fire. They are appointed by responsible persons in the business to assist them in meeting their legal fire safety obligations. Keep reading to learn more: Is […]

Top 10 Fire Safety Tips for the Workplace

The needs of every workplace when ensuring their fire safety needs are met are unique – however, there are some actions you can take in any workplace to improve the fire safety of your business and employees. Keep reading for our top tips! 1. Maintain Good Workplace Housekeeping Keeping a clean and uncluttered environment is […]

Fire Risk Assessments in the Workplace

A workplace fire risk assessment should be carried out and reviewed regularly in order to identify what actions are required to prevent fire and keep people safe. By carefully examining you premises and the people within them, you should be able to understand potential risks and use this information to improve your fire safety precautions. […]

Safety Spotlight – Fire Safety & Fire Wardens

As part of November’s Hazard of the Month, Fire, we’re highlighting two key areas: Fire Safety and Fire Wardens. Fire Safety Work involving flammable substances like gases, vapours, mists, or combustible dusts can lead to fires or explosions if mixed with air and ignited. These incidents can cause severe damage to lives, property, the environment, and […]

Week Commencing 02/10/2023 – In The News

Explosion at Oxfordshire recycling plant after lightning strike A lightning strike has caused a huge gas explosion at a food waste recycling plant in Oxfordshire. Witnesses reported seeing a fireball light up the night sky after the blast at the Severn Trent Green Power Plant at Cassington, north of Oxford. The company said the strike […]

Week Commencing 04/09/2023 – In The News

School trust fined after children injured by classroom ceiling collapse An educational trust has been fined after 15 schoolchildren and their teacher were injured when their classroom ceiling collapsed during a lesson. Fifteen Year 3 pupils, aged between seven and eight, and their teacher had the ceiling collapse onto them at Rosemead Preparatory School in […]