Archive | Fire Prevention


A Fire Marshals Responsibilities

There is a fine line between duty and safety Posted on: 24/11/2016   By: Lee Rance Should Fire Marshals be expected to tackle small fires as part of their duties? What is the definition of a small fire and where is the line drawn? It is a very grey area. All businesses in England and Wales must comply […]

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Fire Extinguishers

The Colours and the Fires Posted on: 05/05/2015   By: Lee Rance We all see them (or not) every day in the corner of the office or workplace. Some people use them to wedge doors open in the summer, a lot of the time they are just overlooked. But do employees know exactly what’s in the extinguisher, how to use […]

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Man dies in food factory fire

A man has died after a fire in a food factory on Sunday night 19th June 2011. The factory in the Scottish Borders occurred at 23.15 at Wicken Fen Food factory in Duns. Although 60 firefighters fought the blaze throughout the night, tragically there was a male fatality.  An investigation is under way to identify […]

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London firefighters to strike

London firefighters have voted to stage two eight-hour strikes in a dispute over proposed changes to their working practices. The strikes will take place between 10.00am and 6.00pm on Saturday 23rd October and Monday 1st November. Keep upto date with the industrial action visit the FBU site here. Contact us now to ensure that your […]

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Fire safety in construction – New guidelines

The HSE has published a revised version of Fire Safety in Construction which was first published in 1997. The guideline is free to download and is designed to help those in construction and supports those with legal responsibilities under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It […]

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Schools not making the grade in health and safety

Sensible Safety Solutions Ltd. acknowledges that the authors of the following report are Managed Support Services (MSS). Many schools may be in breach of health and safety legislation according to new research from building services and compliance business Managed Support Services (MSS). The Health and Safety Performance at Schools annual survey and benchmark study suggests […]

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Fire safety leaflets – 32 languages

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes has a very diverse mix of communities, religions and cultures.  To ensure that this wider community can have access to fire safety information, the Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have made available Fire Safety Leaflets in English and 31 other languages. These leaflets are free to download, click here to access […]

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Landlord jailed over near-fatal bedsit blaze

This article was first published in the SHP magazine  and is reproduced in its entirity with all credit to IOSH and SHP. A Suffolk landlord has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after a tenant was practically baked alive in a fire at one of his properties in Norwich. Nineteen-year-old Layla Skalli suffered 80-per-cent deep-tissue burns […]

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Tesco fined for fire safety breaches

Tesco has been fined £95,000 and ordered to pay £24,321 in costs after pleading guilty to serious breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. London fire brigade were called to a fire at the Tesco supermarket at Colney Hatch in Barnet.  When they arrived they found that the store was locked but managed […]

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