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Fire Safety Management

Responsible Person As I write this, Grenfell Tower is still smouldering and there are many people still to be accounted for. As tragic as events are, it’s a timely reminder to anyone in control of a building to review their own fire safety management...

It Won’t Happen To Me…

So who does it happen to? You think it won’t happen to you, but it happens to someone, somewhere. What makes you so special? What are we talking about? In 2015/16, there were 144 Workers killed, 621,000 non fatal injuries occurred and 30.4 Million Working Days...

Oscars Incident – What can be learnt?

So, the dust is settling a little and the Oscars have announced that the 2 accountants responsible for possibly the biggest faux pa in Oscar history will never work at the event again…. but will that stop the same thing happening in the future? Post Incident...

Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are an absolute requirement under health and safety legislation and failure to conduct them is an offence. To slightly paraphrase The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, s3(1) states that every employer shall make a suitable and...

Are you shopping in Safety?

Does Safety get thought about when marketing? As Christmas fast approaches, the Retail Sector is under increasing pressure to make sales, with vast quantities of stock arriving and hopefully turning over. But as shoppers, do we ever think that it makes our shops...

Business Success or failure

Business Success, or failure? Business owners, large and small, are bombarded with advice on how to achieve greater success. Whether attending Business Clubs, Networking Groups or Growth Expos, being exposed to marketing emails or conventional mailing of flyers, the...

Fire Risk Assessment

Fire Risk Assessment With the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 having been in force for 10 years, why is there still so poor understanding about Fire Risk Assessment? The Order*, often referred to as the RRFSO, essentially places 15+ duties on the...

The PAT Testing Myth

The PAT Myth PAT Testing, or Portable Appliance Testing, is one of the biggest areas of folklore in Heath & Safety legislation. Let’s start with the misuse of the term ‘PAT Testing’; since the T is already for ‘Testing’, its nonsense...

Ten Health and Safety Myths

Ten Health and Safety Myths There’s quite a lot of myths and folklore around Health & Safety, much of it centred on the smaller businesses that are the backbone of the UK economy. It’s often a case that ‘You don’t know what you don’t...

The Dunning-Krueger Effect

Excessive confidence A respected professional colleague recently wrote a Blog entitled ‘Is what you don’t know putting lives at risk?’; referring to the work of a pair of American psychologists named Dunning and Krueger who established around 15 years ago...