Who is responsible for Fire Safety?
In England and Wales, if you’re an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, you’re responsible for fire safety and are known as the ‘responsible person’. As the responsible person, there are certain things you must do by law under the Fire Safety Order, which is enforced by your local fire and rescue authority. Continue reading
Reducing Risk in the Construction Sector
Hot work passport is a standard to be reached by anyone who carries out any hot works as part of their job or who works at a supervisorial or managerial level involving any hot works. Activities involving hot works pose a significant risk of fire. Some published data for the ten years until 2008 show that in excess of £70 million pounds worth of damage was caused fires resulting from hot work carried out. The introduction of the passport was largely in response to this significant cost to business and is aimed at minimising the cost to businesses. Continue reading