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A Fire Risk Assessor is fined for advice given

Private fire risk assessor is prosecuted for failing to carry out a suitable assessment.

Craig Richard Stonelake had been contracted to carry out a fire risk assessment at a large restaurant in Newton Abbot.

An inspection of the premises by DSFRS found that the assessment was unsuitable as it did not take into account many factors that would seriously jeopardise peoples safety.

Find out what should have been identified in our full article.

London Fire Brigade comment on Care Home safety

All residential care homes should be fitted with sprinklers to reduce the number of fires.

New figures have been released showing stark statistics that prove the need for sprinklers to be installed to protect vulnerable people.

Myth-busting by the HSE

All tools on building sites need to be a maximum of 110V

The enquirer was tasked with carrying out sound insulation tests in houses on a construction site. The site manager asked him if his equipment was battery operated to which his reply was “no, it will need to be plugged into a 230V socket”. He asked if there was 230V power in the plots and the site manager said yes it was available but all “tools” on site need to run off a maximum of 110V as this was the company policy.

Read the Panel’s decision HERE.

Nappies not to be disposed of in sanitary bins

At a local party venue the enquirer saw a poster in the ladies toilet stating “Due to Health and Safety Law please do not put nappies in the sanitary bins. Please use the nappy bins provided”.

Read the Panel’s decision HERE.

The HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge potentially disproportionate or inaccurate advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety.

“We think that communicating these decisions will help all our clients with a better insight into the ongoing ‘perception v’s reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”.

Phil Jones

From the TeamThis ‘Minimax’ fire extinguisher which dates back to the 1960’s was found by Ian Clint, one of Quantum’s Fire and Safety Consultants whilst carrying out a fire risk assessment at a client premises.

I think we can all agree that it was time for the client to replace this!!

 

Young employee’s arm is severed due to health and safety breach

A Nottinghamshire company has been fined after Mark Marshall, a 19-year-old employee severed most of his forearm whilst working.Read More

 
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