Tag: Fire Safety

Week Commencing 11/10/2021 – In The News

School trust fined after putting children’s health at ‘significant risk’ The Spencer Academies Trust has been fined after failing to control the risk to humans from infectious diseases carried by animals. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how the Trust, which operates 12 schools, failed to properly control the risk from zoonotic diseases to employees, pupils […]

Week Commencing 20/09/2021 – In The News

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1.7 million renters in fear of putting tenancy at risk by raising fire safety concerns Millions of people privately renting or in social housing fear a revenge eviction if they raise fire safety concerns with landlords, despite issues such as inadequate fire doors and broken fire alarms being prevalent, new research to mark Fire Door Safety […]

The Importance of Fire Doors

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It should go without saying that fire doors are paramount in fire safety and prevention – they’re an essential tool in preventing the spread of a fire throughout buildings, and can mean life or death for those inside. However unfortunately, they are not always correctly maintained or are of sub-standard quality, leading to an increased […]

Safety Spotlight – Fire Safety, Fire Wardens and Slips, Trips & Falls

For the month of September, we are putting in the spotlight three key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Fire. These key areas are Fire Safety, Fire Wardens and Slips, Trips & Falls. Fire Safety Everyone, whether they’re an employer or employee, should have an understanding of fire safety behaviours and procedures. The majority […]

Fire Safety – The Essentials

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When it comes to workplace hazards, fire is one of the most universal. Whether you work in an office, factory, warehouse or even outdoors, a proper fire risk assessment is absolutely essential. Most fires are preventable, and this blog will focus on the steps you can take to protect yourself and your employees from this […]

Week Commencing 30/08/2021 – In The News

Close up of a fire door on the panel that reads 'Fire Door Keep Shut'

Leamington Spa fire: Residents asked to help clear fallen debris Residents near a huge fire at a plastics manufacturer are being asked to help clear fallen debris. One employee is still missing following the blaze in Leamington Spa at Leeson Polyurethanes Ltd on Friday. Police earlier warned people against touching the charred debris but said agencies were struggling to […]

Week Commencing 02/08/2021 – In The News

Working at Height Safety Failings Lead to Costly Fine A Worcester-based construction company has been fined for failing to comply with work at height regulations after a worker fell from a garage roof. On 4 February 2020, the worker had accessed the roof using a ladder and was working on his knees with his side […]

Week Commencing 05/07/2021 – In The News

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Elephant & Castle Fire: Safety Fears About Railway Arches Raised Two Years Ago Safety concerns about railway arches were raised in a safety report two years before last week’s fire near Elephant & Castle station in south London. Around 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines tackled the “serious” blaze, with London Fire Brigade confirming that three […]

Week Commencing 22/03/2021 – In The News

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Drayton Manor Fined £1M After Death of Schoolgirl on Water Ride Drayton Manor Park Ltd has been sentenced following the death of a schoolgirl on its Splash Canyon water ride in 2017, however, their fine will never be paid as the company is in administration. Since the incident, Drayton Manor Park has changed hands and […]

Week Commencing 01/02/2021 – In The News

Aerial photograph showing the extent of the damage to Cameron House after a fire that claimed the lives of two guests.

Luxury Hotel Fined £500,000 Over Fatal Hotel Fire A Scottish luxury hotel has been fined half a million pounds over a fire that claimed the lives of two guests. Cameron House has been ordered to pay £500,000 after admitting to breaches of fire safety rules. A hotel porter has also been given a community payback […]