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Love to Cook? Make Sure You Keep Your Kitchen Safe!

Love to Cook? Make Sure You Keep Your Kitchen Safe! Did you know that 60% of accidental fires in homes start in the kitchen? Food for thought – definitely. While we have fun cooking up a storm, a lot of us lose track of making sure we stay safe while doing it! So how can… Read the Full Post

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Top 5 Fire Management Tips to Protect your Business

The year is 2014 and the number of fires in the UK has fallen significantly, yet fire still remains a life-threatening risk to many businesses and households. In 2011 and 2012, fire and rescue authorities attended to more than 272,000 fires of which more than 380 were fatal. Luckily, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)… Read the Full Post

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Whisky Fire Chaos Could Have Been Avoided

A Scottish whisky manufacturer has been prosecuted by the HSE after a fire broke out in their warehouse. The incident occurred while two employees were busy filling up casts at the warehouse located on the Great Western Road in June 2009.The men were on a walkway made of metal on the top part of the… Read the Full Post

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Managing Risks as an Employer

As an employer it is your duty by law to manage risks. You must perform workplace risk assessments to fulfil your legal requirements, even if you are self-employed.  The purpose of the assessments is to identify what the health and safety risks are that come from working activities within your business. If you have five… Read the Full Post

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HSE Introduce the Fee for Intervention

HSE Fee for Intervention Anyone breaking health and safety laws risk prosecution from the Health and Safety Executive.  If an incident or accident is investigated, and the company or business found to be in breach of Regulations and legislation they will be prosecuted and summoned to appear at court. There the defendants risk fines, the… Read the Full Post

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Fire Extinguisher Servicing and Maintenance

Fire Extinguisher Servicing In any business, it is a legal requirement to ensure that whilst people are inside your building, they are safe from the threat of fire. It is for this reason you need to be sure that amongst other things, your fire extinguishers are serviced and maintained regularly to ensure they will operate… Read the Full Post

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11,000 Volt Cable Cut by Accident Results in Serious Burns

A Worcestershire demolition worker was burnt terribly when he accidently cut through a live wire who was carrying 11,000 volts at an electricity substation. DSM Demolition and Gould Singleton Architects were both investigated after the incident when the Health and Safety Executive arrived to determine what had happened. As a result they were taken to… Read the Full Post

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Risk Assessments and the Fire Safety Order

Fire Safety Risk assessments are designed to help plan out jobs in advance to highlight any potential dangers and to assist you when it comes to planning how the job will be carried out. If you own a business of any size it is important to learn the importance of risk assessments and how to… Read the Full Post

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Four Workers Killed in Birmingham Alone

Health and Safety Services Can Save Lives. Fact! Health and safety services are there for businesses to use. The legislations surrounding health and safety can be confusing and time consuming and unfortunately many businesses find they are taken to court and prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for breaching one or more of the… Read the Full Post

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Build Timber Frame anywhere, with “IWS-Built” In

UKTFA Site Safe Document Following the launch of the eagerly awaited guidance from the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA), “Design guide to separating distances for buildings during construction”, Intelligent Wood Systems (IWS) are delighted to announce the launch of our tested and UKTFA approved Category B and C compliant systems.  IWS holistic systems have been… Read the Full Post

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