Our Fire Safety expert, John, has recently found a number of useful guides relating to Fire Safety in the workplace, and how to prevent and reduce the risk of fire. The guides are available on the Communities and Government website, and there are a number of guides available for different types of building and business.

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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that you: ‘must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons are exposed’. It is important to have a Fire Safety Risk Assessment in place, as a Fire Officer will ask to see these whenever he visits your premises. How can I

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Consideration should be given to the safe storage of cleaning chemicals. This is not difficult or onerous, but it is important (as the case below demonstrates).  Some cleaning materials are corrosive and can cause burns (especially to the eyes and face).  Storage should be considered as part of a COSHH and/or a workplace risk assessment.

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The HSE recently outlined its plans to start charging businesses that aren’t fulfilling their legal requirements, and it now looks certain that these plans will come into force in April 2012. Previously, if you were found to be non-compliant with the law, you would expect an enforcement notice, a prohibition notice, or a letter from

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It’s the weekend, enjoy the good weather and keep from harm, when outdoors the effects of the weather in this environment can potentially have a very serious impact on an your welfare if the risks are not considered or managed properly, particularly if you, or your employees have to work outside. This impact may be

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There are still a large number of cases appearing at courts where landlords have failed to ensure their properties meet standards. Recently a fine of £135,000 was imposed on an Exeter landlord after his tenants were forced to flee for their lives. A fire broke out on the ground floor of the four-storey building, subdivided

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The British Safety Council has launched a health and safety campaign aimed at businesses – phase one focuses on hand and arm protection. It is aimed at businesses with the aim of understanding the key health and safety issues affecting their staff. Through a series of surveys and using the Changing the habits of a

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