Fire Safety

Are You Qualified to Carry Out Fire Safety?

Are You Qualified to Carry Out Fire Safety?

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016. -  
Are You Qualified? , Blog, Fire Safety

From April to September 2015, the Department for Communities and Local Government reported that there were 139 fire related fatalities in England which was an increase of 31 from the previous year.

If you are an employer, landlord, owner or occupier then you are legally responsible for fire safety on your premises. Every workplace has a legal requirement to carry out regular fire risk assessments and put appropriate fire safety measures in place to ensure that staff are trained on what action to take in case of a fire.

The average cost of fire in the workplace is nearly £44,000, and of the businesses that have a serious fire it's estimated 80% will never properly recover which indicates how much of a detrimental effect a fire can have.

Our infogram has looked into the aspects of TQUK Level 1 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety Awareness course and whether you, as an employee, landlord or assigned fire marshall, are qualified to carry out fire safety in the workplace.

Take the short quiz below to discover if you need to take the course in order to fully understand fire safety and the risks involved.

Spot the difference: is your workplace fully equipped for first aid?

Spot the difference: is your workplace fully equipped for first aid?

Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Courses, Training, Health & Safety, Fire Safety

You may have noticed a theme developing with our most recent blog posts. Yep, you guessed it employee and customer safety!  
 
Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive have shown that a whopping 611,000 workers were injured at work in the year 2014/15 and 142 people died as a result of injuries obtained in the workplace. Our goal is to educate readers about quick and effective methods to remove risks and drastically reduce this figure.
 
To reinforce our message that safety is paramount we have designed a series of images for you to spot the difference between a bog-standard office environment and a safe haven with everything you need to tackle medical emergencies and to manage health and safety.
 
Can you spot all 10 differences?
Fire Safety: why you should adopt a safety policy

Fire Safety: why you should adopt a safety policy

Date: Thursday, 02 June 2016. -  
Blog, Courses, Training, Fire Safety

Fire safety may not be something that crosses your mind on a daily basis but if you take a look around chances are that you will spot a fire extinguisher or smoke alarm in close proximity. They are ever present to prepare us for the event of a fire, alerting us as soon as possible and ensuring that we can evacuate the building as swiftly as possible. 
 
Without vital safety equipment and a strict fire safety procedure in place, there would be complete disarray that could lead to severe injuries or much worse. 
Things to remember on the fifth of November

Things to remember on the fifth of November

Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2015. -  
Blog, First Aid, Fire Safety

Bonfire night is fast approaching and it won’t be long before we leave the house in a blanket of scarves to the smell of crisp leaves and smoke. It’s easy to get lost in the bursts of colour across the night’s sky and the mesmerizing fizz of a sparkler as you scrawl your name. But remember as you are admiring the spectacle with an “ooh” and an “ahh” that it’s vital you keep a safe distance. 

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