Health & Safety

Conclusive evidence shows multi-sensor detectors are better at false alarm rejection Research pioneered by the Fire Industry Association and its members has lead to some momentous discoveries in the field of fire detection and alarm: more sophisticated multi-sensor detectors really are more effective at reducing false alarms than the ‘standard’ smoke alarms. The research, conducted on behalf of the FIA by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and...

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Faulty household appliances - primarily washing machines and tumble dryers - account for 60 house fires a week in the UK, consumer group Which? has said. It said the number of fires has stayed roughly the same each year for five years.   It wants the government to draw up a plan to tackle the issue within three months, having set up an Office for Product Safety. However, manufacturers...

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Fatal accidents in the workplace have fallen considerably with a a big drop in fatal injuries at work since 1981. Before then, not all industries were required to report workplace injuries, so the data is patchy. But in the industries that did have to report, deaths fell sharply in the 1970s too. In the year 1986-87 there were 407 fatal accidents in workplaces around Britain. Three decades later...

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Explosives Health & Safety

  The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has commissioned its research partner, BMG Research, to conduct a major survey amongst employers and workers/employees across Great Britain about health and safety practices at work, and would very much appreciate your time and assistance in completing the survey. Please note the closing date for completing the survey is Wednesday 31 January 2018. The aim of the research is to help...

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Fire Safety Doors

Are fire doors are essential for passive fire protection?   Fire doors are essential passive fire protection. Buildings use two main complementary types of fire protection system, passive and active. Passive fire protection refers to elements of the building structure such as doors, floors and walls. So, why are fire doors so important to the system as a whole?   What does passive fire protection mean in the event...

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