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
Ahead of Chimney Fire Safety Week (September 4-10) respected risk manager, Gauntlet Health and Safety, is warning hospitality providers of both the safety and legal implications of using the wrong type of wood in their woodburners and open fires.
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.
Could your property become a Towering Inferno?
“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.
There’s two statistics that make for shocking reading if you’re a business owner or retailer; arson is the most common cause of fires occurring in business premises and 44% of fires in shops are deliberately set.
As we near the end of ‘give up smoking’ initiative Stoptober, employers may be breathing a sigh of relief, believing that every time an employee gives up smoking, their exposure to a potential fire in the workplace diminishes … but does it?