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23 12, 2016

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December 23rd, 2016|Asbestos, Construction, Education, Facilities & Property Management, Fire, HBE, Health, Health & Safety, Hospitality, Housing Associations, Manufacturing & Industry, Pharmaceutical, Public Sector, Safety at Height, Training, Water|Comments Off on Check out our 2017 Compliance Training Courses

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22 03, 2016

Restaurant owner jailed and fined £29K for Fire Safety failings

March 22nd, 2016|Fire, Hospitality|Comments Off on Restaurant owner jailed and fined £29K for Fire Safety failings

A restaurant owner has been given a prison sentence and fined a total of £29,000 after admitting a number of fire safety failings at his restaurant in Nottinghamshire. When Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) visited the premises, they identified a number of issues including fundamental layout issues relating to protection of the staircase, the [...]

14 03, 2016

Have you checked how qualified your Fire Risk Assessor is?

March 14th, 2016|Fire|Comments Off on Have you checked how qualified your Fire Risk Assessor is?

The recent prosecution of a fire risk assessor illustrates how important it is to check that a contractor is suitably qualified to undertake a fire risk assessment on your premises. In this instance, a fire risk assessor has been found guilty of failing to provide an adequate risk assessment to a large restaurant. The sole [...]

4 02, 2016

Housing Association Fined for Fire Safety Failings

February 4th, 2016|Fire|Comments Off on Housing Association Fined for Fire Safety Failings

A UK Housing Association has been fined £40,000 for breaking fire safety laws following a fatal blaze in a Deptford tower block in which two women died. Lewisham Homes was sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to properly maintain fire doors and failing to review an existing fire risk assessment. In sentencing, the Judge said [...]

25 11, 2015

The fire risk you’d never think about

November 25th, 2015|Fire|Comments Off on The fire risk you’d never think about

You may be surprised to learn that one of the largest fire risk issues that waste recovery companies have to deal with comes from the object we can't seem to do without - lithium-ion batteries. 'Thermal Runaway' creates a genuine fire risk Although these innocent looking batteries are generally categorized as non-hazardous waste, they pose [...]

9 11, 2015

Calls for Fire Safety Audits across Ireland

November 9th, 2015|Facilities & Property Management, Fire|Comments Off on Calls for Fire Safety Audits across Ireland

Following the reports and subsequent media coverage surrounding fire safety in an apartment block and five schools constructed under the rapid-build programme, there are now calls for Fire Safety Audits to be undertaken in public buildings throughout Ireland. Although this unlikely to be forced through new legislation, there is now an increased focus on fire [...]

24 08, 2015

Wood flour mill grinds to a halt over dust issues

August 24th, 2015|Air, Fire|Comments Off on Wood flour mill grinds to a halt over dust issues

A Wood Flour Mill has ground to a halt after the UK’s HSE issued two prohibition notices. Following the fatal explosion at a Wood Flour Mill last month, the UK’s HSE, as part of the on-going investigation, has served two Prohibition Notices (PN) on the mill owners, in relation to dust issues within the sheds.  [...]

6 07, 2015

Message for hotel owners from the Justice about Fire

July 6th, 2015|Fire, Hospitality|Comments Off on Message for hotel owners from the Justice about Fire

The justice has sent a clear message to Hotel owners in a recent ruling where a Paignton hotel owner has been given a suspended prison sentence after “hair-raising” fire safety defects were found within the premises. The Hotel owner was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Exeter Crown Court in June. [...]

5 05, 2015

Pub owner jailed for Fire Safety breaches

May 5th, 2015|Fire|Comments Off on Pub owner jailed for Fire Safety breaches

A Wolverhampton pub owner who put tenants’ and customers’ lives at risk for Fire Safety at his Black Country pub has been jailed for eight months and fined more than £11,000. West Midlands Fire Service said the pub owner blocked fire exits with boxes and furniture, failed to install alarms and smoke detectors and blatantly [...]

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