Fire safety

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    Double fine for machinery crushing at Chivas Brothers site

    Scotch whiskey manufacturer, Chivas Brothers and fire safety services firm the Fire Protection Group have been fined £100,000 in total after an employee was crushed by machinery.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 September 2021

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    Industrial accidents kill hundreds in India during Covid-19

    Trade unions are calling for stronger oversight of major industrial plants after a spike in the number of fatal accidents, fires and dangerous gas leaks since the pandemic began.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 04 August 2021

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    Action needed to cover UK fire safety remediation costs

    The Building Safety Bill includes much to be welcomed and could be the way to ensure that a tragedy like Grenfell and the cladding and fire safety defect scandal never happen again.

    By Royston Smith MP on 29 July 2021

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    Sprinklers must be fitted in all schools

    In 2007, the government published its Building Bulletin 100 – a document which outlined how school buildings can be designed with fire safety in mind.

    By Jonathan O’Neill OBE, Fire Protection Association on 23 July 2021

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    Competence is key

    Selecting a provider of fire safety services who has been independently assessed and certificated to ensure their competence will help a business ensure it is properly managing fire safety risks.

    By Stephen Adams, BAFE Fire Safety Register on 12 July 2021

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    Building a safer future

    Those in control of certain high-risk multi-occupied residential buildings will in future have to appoint a Building Safety Manager to oversee the fire and structural safety of the building.

    By Sofie Hooper, Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management on 05 July 2021

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    A helping hand

    For those responsible for fire safety within a building, ensuring appropriate action is taken to minimise risk in the workplace may seem like a daunting prospect.

    By Claire Wright, Fire Protection Association on 04 July 2021

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    Fire safety consultant given prison sentence after 'insufficient risk assessment'

    A company director has been served a suspended prison sentence for failing to provide a suitable or sufficient fire risk assessment of a Southampton residential block.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 25 June 2021

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    Grenfell Tower campaigners fear repeat unless action is taken

    Non-profit organisation Justice4Grenfell has launched a campaign calling for justice and accountability, four years to the day that 72 people lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 June 2021