Tag Archives: Risk Assessment

Are your risk assessments up to the job?

Are your machinery risk assessments adequate? Failure to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessment can place your employees at risk of harm and leave your company vulnerable to prosecution. Risk assessments are a legal requirement introduced by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. As well as being a legal requirement they […]

Poor fire safety management standards exposed

Recent figures published by the Country’s fire and rescue authorities show that more than a third of non-residential premises were not fully compliant with the applicable legislation (Fire Safety Order 2005). The worst performers were licenced premises where only 52% of the 8,200 premises audited satisfactorily.  In addition, 30% of all offices, 29% of factories […]

Fire Risk Management

Although infrequent, fire brigade strikes happen from time to time. In September 2013, due to a disagreement over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in England and Wales organised and conducted several strikes. Another strike is planned for this coming weekend. Whilst the government works with local fire and rescue authorities during strikes to help […]