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This article is concerned with the fire triangle uk and explains ‘what is the fire triangle and its composition’. A fire starts when 3 things are present and in the right mixtures. So a fire is really an event rather than a thing. Read More

This article looks at some frequently asked questions about fire safety training courses.

  • Who should go on a fire safety training course
  • The legal issues surrounding fire safety training.
  • Who can give fire safety training
  • What are the typical costs

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Noise is anything which is unbearable to our ears. Around 170,000 people in Britain suffer deafness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), or other ear conditions from harmful levels of noise at work. Noise can also be a contributory factor to other health conditions such as psychological problems, trauma, depression, irritation, high blood pressure and even a cardiac arrest.

The harmful levels of noise are discussed and the various ways of measuring noise including using a smart phone...Read More

Silica is the biggest risk to construction workers after asbestos. Heavy and prolonged exposure to RCS can cause lung cancer and other serious respiratory diseases. HSE commissioned estimates it was responsible for  the death of over 500 construction workers in 2005. In addition to the risks from lung cancer, silica is also linked....

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This update to HSG 248 takes into account findings from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) interventions and developments in analytical procedures and methodology. As such this second edition is now the authoritative source of asbestos analysis methods in the UK.

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Fire marshals have an important role to play during an evacuation, and in ensuring that everyone in the workplace demonstrates good fire safety practice. To help better understand the role and responsibilities of a fire marshal, we have written an article that answers the following questions:

  • Who is responsible for fire safety in the workplace?
  • What is a fire marshal's main responsibility?
  • What are a fire marshal's other responsibilities?

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Every business is required to have fire marshals in place, but the number that they need changes depending on a number of factors. To help people to calculate how many fire marshals their business needs, we have created an article that explores:

  • What a fire marshal is.
  • How many fire marshals a business needs.
  • The factors that influence the number of fire marshals required.

This article can be viewed by clicking here.

Evacuations can be scary and difficult, especially so for those with disabilities or other needs. PEEPs are special plans used to help these people in the event of an emergency evacuation.

To help people understand PEEPs, and what they are used for, we have created an article that answers questions such as:

  • What is a PEEP?
  • What is the purpose of a PEEP?
  • What is in a PEEP?

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There are many different types of fire, each of which falls into one of six classes. For each class of fire, there are certain types of fire extinguisher that can be used to put it out, and others that must be avoided. This can get confusing, so we have created an article that answers several key questions about fire extinguishers, including:

  • How many classes of fire are there?
  • What are the different types of fire extinguisher?
  • Which fire extinguishers are suitable for which fires?

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