It’s Your Responsibility to Evacuate the Less Able in a Fire

So it's not the Fire Brigade's responsibility to evacuate disabled people from my building! – The myth dispelled Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the employer has to ensure that all emergency routes and exits must lead as directly as possible to a place of safety. This place of safety is a safe area beyond the premises. However, when undertaking your fire risk assessment … [Read more...]

Emergency Numbers in the UK

Dispelling the Myth: What to dial in an emergency, 112 or 999? We often hear First Aid and Medical trainers telling delegates it is better to call the “New European Emergency Number 112 when there is an Emergency rather than 999 as the callers position can be obtained and the call will always go through when you do not have a signal. What emergency numbers in the UK to use? The question of … [Read more...]

Why Do We Need To Do Risk Assessment?

It is every employer’s responsibility to manage Health and Safety in their workplace. Part of the process of managing Health & safety is to ensure we are aware of the hazards, the level of risk and have taken action to minimise the risk. This process is called Risk Assessment. There is a legal requirement in the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure as far as “reasonable practicable” … [Read more...]