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One of the biggest issues for many firms can be that the person put in charge of electrical (or building) safety is not a technical expert.
Bill Bates, a former Health and Safety Executive principal inspector with over 20 years of investigating electrical safety breaches, says: "It is becoming increasingly prevalent that those responsible for controlling electrical risks have little electrical experience. They probably have neither the competence and hence the confidence to deal with their responsibilities.
"Although administrators may feel that the electrical installation they are responsible for can be dealt with by calling in a contractor, it does not absolve them of accountability. This awareness often only comes to light in the event of a serious incident."
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Available to download from the Evac+Chair website today, the guide emphasises why businesses must provide an emergency plan for dealing with a situation involving fire. It details the main procedures under the Fire Safety Order that workplaces must adhere to including a fire risk assessment which will identify any possible dangers and consider those who may be especially at risk.
As this is a new ISO standard, the structure and content has been completely revised, with new and enhanced requirements throughout. The new structure is arranged into 10 sections (Annex SL). The requirements of the standard are defined in sections 4-10 inclusively and are capable of being aligned to other recently revised ISO management systems, such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001.Remember - as with all management systems, it is not about just complying with the individual clauses but how these requirements relate to each other, and work together to provide an effective system.
The Charities Safety Group conference is a key event for health and safety professionals in the voluntary and charity sectors. However, the topics covered will be relevant to anyone involved in managing volunteers or health and safety training provision in their organisation.
George Burnie, managing director of Weldsure Fabrications Ltd, said: “The course can be done at anytime ie weekends or nights when you can fit it in, it doesn't have to affect your working day, also it was very helpful that someone was available to speak to at the weekend.”
This changes the retention strength of the helmet’s fully adjustable 4-point chinstrap to give conformity to either the Construction Helmet EN397 or the Climbing Helmet standard of EN12492 for working at height.Simply flick the switch up when working at ground level to give the chinstrap a release force between 15kg and 25kg for EN397 so the helmet can release if snagged or switch down to give the chinstrap a release force of greater than 50kg for EN12492 to limit the risk of losing the helmet in a fall from height.
Europe, 10th March, 2023: UK-based lone working experts Safepoint have signed an exclusive partnership agreement with ADT –one of the world’s most trusted security brands– to better protect their growing user base.