Businesses facing linguistic issues in explaining fire safety procedures to workers from Eastern Europe and other parts of the EU, can take advantage of a new e-learning option that makes ‘Fire Safety in Industry’ training available in Polish, Slovakian, Czech, Romanian, Latvian and Portuguese, as well as in Englis

Long-established health and safety consultant, Gauntlet Risk Management, is warning that evolution in catering equipment and kitchen design, along with chronic employee shortages in the catering sector, are creating a ‘new generation’ of fire risks not readily appreciated by restaurant and hotel owners.

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, but do resist any fire risk folly”. This is the message from Gauntlet Risk Management’s fire risk assessment team, who say that all the good practice stemming from a fire risk document can evaporate the moment the Christmas decorations are unpacked.