In this Olympic year, it’s only natural for our minds to turn to the film ‘Chariots of Fire’ and Vangelis’ theme music – particularly after Mr Bean’s virtuoso performance in the Olympics Opening Ceremony. However, the sight of ‘chariots of fire’ is not always welcome: think seeing the Norfolk Fire Service battling to save your business in the early hours, and whether you have the contingencies and insurance to survive total loss like Aylsham Kitchen and Bathroom Centre and you’ll see what I mean!
Health and Safety often gets blamed by people for stopping things happening; people can receive bad advice from their Employer, their Insurance Company or indeed from a Health and Safety Consultant. They can also use Health and Safety as an excuse for not doing something or for people who can’t
The outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in Edinburgh has caught media headlines; one fatality, 88 in hospital (14 in Intensive Care), three Improvement Notices from HSE. It’s been 10 years since something similar has happened (Barrow-in-Furness; 180 cases, 7 fatalities, one manslaughter conviction). As it can be a work-related health and safety hazard, we thought it about time to dust off the key facts for you.
Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are registered to work safely and legally on gas appliances in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. It replaced CORGI registration in April 2009.